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Old May 18th, 2020, 04:22 PM   #1
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Dye application question 50/50 Tobacco Brown & Vintage Amber

I've been going through all the sanding and teak application process threads.
I'm clear on the sanding progression, filling pores, using teak oil.

I think I'm going to try the 50/50 tobacco Brown and vintage amber stain. I like the photos of the final products.

What I dont quite understand is the dye process. - do you mix the two dyes together in a container and wipe down the stock with the 50/50 mixture?

Dry between dye coats?

How many coats of the 50/50 mixture? Is it preference?

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do you apply tobacco brown first, let it dry , then apply the vintage amber.


Lastly- what is used to apply the dye? Foam Brush? Lint free rag?

Thanks - I've asked before but I'm still not clear. Next will be a final buffing and waxing question! I've never attempted stock refinishing before.

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Old May 21st, 2020, 01:08 PM   #2
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Very interested in the answer to this question as well! Thanks for asking it EHTMini14

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Old May 25th, 2020, 07:30 PM   #3
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I am in a similar position, I have the stains but have not used them. This is my understanding from reading posts from guys, particularly M1Army.

Pour denatured alcohol in a jar according to the instructions on the stew Mac website. They give appropriate ratios based on the amount of stain you need.

Add stain to the alcohol in the mixture you desire.

At this point, you should be able to swirl the stain in the jar and get a good idea if your mixture will give you the color you are after based on the this coating of stain on the walls of the jar.

Apply the stain. It looks like you can use a rag, brush or sprayer. I think many guys use a rag and apply sparingly. It will dry fast. Apply until there is more color than you want.

Once you are done, wet sand very lightly. It sounds like you can wet sand and remove stain until you have the amount of color desired.

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Old May 25th, 2020, 07:51 PM   #4
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Hi everyone -

I have covered this procedure on a number of my stock posts; however, I have sent the three posters a PM.

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