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Stain help

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by SonicMustang, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. SonicMustang

    SonicMustang Tele-Meister

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    Can anyone help me with tips on how to get this type of finish:

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  2. SacDAve

    SacDAve Poster Extraordinaire

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    Looks awesome. My guess stained dark sanded back then some airbrush work on the sides. That how I would approach it
     
  3. Drak

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    1. Find the right set of bookmatched Ash
    2. Add something like a Dark Walnut dye to a dark walnut type of porefiller, then apply and wipe off
    3. Clearcoats until you can level sand flat
    4. Take the same Dark Walnut dye you used to add to the porefiller and put it into whatever your shooting and shoot the edges with it
    5. Clearcoat until done

    Timbermate makes porefiller in lots of colors.
    That could have had a little black added to it, but not much, its mostly dark brown.
     
  4. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    Umm...I meant, “Is there a way to brush this on in one step?”

    Just kidding...this is invaluable information...
     
  5. Drak

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    I changed my mind, I don't think it was black porefiller, although it could have been.
    As I stated, Timbermate makes a bunch of colored pore fillers, although I would still add a dark walnut dye to it, even if I used a dark walnut pore filler.
    Might have a spot of black in there, maybe not.

    If you look through the burst, you can see they didn't do a 100% pore fill.
    Which leads me to believe they put the pore fill on, then wiped it right back off before it dried.
    That fills the pores (mostly) and dyes the wood at the same time.
    Although its not a perfect pore fill, it still offers a certain, and different, effect.
     
  6. schmee

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    Wipe on black/dark brown stain, quickly wipe off and the black will stay in the grain. Of course the perimeter is just sprayed flat black.
     
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