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General Finishes Water Based Stain, Reducer

Item #: 25447
$13.99
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Overview

Add some life to your next project with these unique, water based, ultra penetratingstains. Designed to work like solvent-based stains, they feature deep rich tones thatenhance the wood grain and produce vibrant colors — especially on woods likecherry, walnut and maple. Dye stains can also be used as a toner when mixed withcertain water-based topcoats. Click "More Info" for a pallete of available dyes.

Tech Spec

Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number REDUCER W BASE DYE S
Weight (lbs) 1.2300

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Used the "Melot" to get the...

Guest from Kennesaw, GA Posted September 1, 2013
Used the "Melot" to get the color of and old M1 Garand stock on a new Ruger 10/22 Compact. The wood is most likely white Birch. First coat was very red indeed. Sanded any blotchy spots and applied a second coat. The red mellowed somewhat overnite. Applied pure Tung oil over the finish the next afternoon. The oil added depth and the yellow oil over the Merlot is the prefect match for the old Garand color. Work fast.

I used the General Finishes dye...

Guest from Prairieville, LA Posted June 28, 2009
I used the General Finishes dye stain mixture of orange and medium brown to achieve a stain color I have not been able to previously find as a stand alone color. Mixing colors is a trial and error method but excellent results can be had. Just remember to label your mixture percentages for when you get the right mixture you are looking for.As with any water based dye or stain you must be extremely cautious of its fast drying time or you will have blotching or uneven staining. Rockler references an EF Extender to increase working time [this is offered in this listing].

I applied the stain to my...

Terry M from Houma, LA Posted April 18, 2011
I applied the stain to my work piece and the colors were very present, but the wood grain is still visible. This the effect I was looking for.

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