Jump to content

Artist Oils and Grain Filler


denny
 Share

Recommended Posts

Ello,

I'm sure i read somewhere about mixing artists oils with finishes to create shaders/ colours, but does it work with grain filler?

I'm thinking in advance about finishing the wenge neck to be and filling the dark-chocolate black grain lines for an even clear finish to go on top of it.

The Grain filler i know about either comes in natural, mahogony and teak versions, none of which, i think, will be dark enough to fill the lines and look good.

I was thinking of getting some black or brown artist oils (the ones i saw today were using linseed oil as a base) and mixing it with the grain filler until it looks right.

Has anyone tried this, or has anyone a better idea?

Cheers for any help

Denny

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You want either Fresco colors or Tints-All.

I use Tints-All for what you're describing, I think evenStew-Mac sells it, but I get it from my local artists' supply store.

Tints-All dissolves ointo almost anything...oil-based fillers, water-based fillers, lacquer, shellac...easy stuff to use.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Cheers Guys,

I'll check-out tints-all, thanks for that. It's much appreciated.

...and yes, i'm sure there will be enough scrap from the neck blank to test both coloured and clear filler - because looking last night, it doesn't look like there is much to fill...

Thanks for the sanity check...

Denny

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...