hendrix2430 Posted March 21, 2005 Report Share Posted March 21, 2005 (edited) I've been testing some dye finishes on some scrap wood and finding some really cool combinations. I just got another bottle of Dark Mahogany tint Dye, which I applied after a red dye and sealer. I really like the color that gives. The Alder I have is suprisingly showing a lot of grain patterns, which is a big +. There are three options I'm considering at this point, regarding the order of dyes to apply. First off, I am going to use less red than orangy/brown (mahogany tint), to give an even more lustrous look to the brown. 1- Apply Red dye to bare wood, then sealer, then the mahogany dye (like I did) then sealer. 2- Mixing both dyes together beforehand, then apply the mix, then sealer. 3- Apply red dye, then mahogany dye, then sealer. What would be a better base for the final clear coats, in your opinion? And most importantly, what difference in tint do you think option 2 and 3 might bring, compared to option 1? Thanks you VERY MUCH! Edited March 21, 2005 by hendrix2430 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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