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Adding Dyes To Lacqure/polly

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Hello all, I have one build behind me that turned out pretty nice. I used TransTint amber dye in denatured alcohol to color the wood, it was pretty yellow and I sanded it back to achieve the color I was looking for.

Now I want to know if I can add the dye to the lacquer or polly. I am trying to achieve a deep transparent colored finish. any help or information is greatly appreciated.


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Yes, it usually, if not always, works fine for mixing right in with poly or lacquer. Experiment with your particular brand of poly or lacquer to make sure.

Yeah, the amber I have seems pretty damn yellow too. I sometimes wonder if they put the wrong label on the bottle.

Maybe they should change the name from 'amber' to 'rotten lemon' or something like that.

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