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08-04-2017 09:22 PM
JOAT
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
These are my favorite but you would have to find someone to ship to you. https://www.saman.ca/en/products/fin...terbased-stain These can be mixed for a multitude of colours and shades.
I can see where that would be OK for a lot of people, but not for me, especially at that price. I don't make mass pieces of stuff, that will be stained the same color. I just do small pieces, or one off, and it is much more economical for me to mix my own. I start with small amounts, often just a drop at a time, keeping record of what I am doing just in case I would need to duplicate the color later. Then when I get my color of the moment, might only have 2-3 spoonfuls, so if it doesn't work out, can dump it with minimal loss. And with a record of how much of each color, I can dupe it later - but usually just mix up a new batch, mostly because I lost the records.
Besides, a bit of difference in the color means it's an original. Hehehe And, it's just more fun doing it myself.
08-04-2017 07:17 PM
MT Stringer Welcome aboard.
I have used the Minwax Classic Gray, and sure enough, the project turned out to be gray.
08-04-2017 03:57 PM
DaninVan
Heh...

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Hi DaninVan,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I am actually in the UK - I have checked out the MOHAWK website, and I cannot see that they have a UK distributor unfortunately
It was worth a try...
Hey; you know my favourite expression is "Holy Hannah!"* ?

*(I've got my 2 1/2yr old grandson saying it now; Mom is underwhelmed... )
08-04-2017 12:52 PM
Herb Stoops
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Originally Posted by Cherryville Chuck View Post
These are my favorite but you would have to find someone to ship to you. https://www.saman.ca/en/products/fin...terbased-stain These can be mixed for a multitude of colours and shades.
Chuck, how true is the color as compared to the pictures? wonder if they ship to USA?

Great link, very interesting.
Herb
08-04-2017 11:24 AM
DaninVan Hanna; basically any product that is 'waterbourne' ie the 'solvent' is water rather than a petroleum derivative (we used to call that 'oil paint', as opposed to Latex) is now in the basket called Latex.
Some of the most popular formulations are Acrylic, Polyvinyl Acetate based sealers, waterbourne Urethane, waterbourne Alkyd, or any combination of the above.
True 'Latex' is pretty much a thing of the past; it never was a great product. It absorbed dirt and stains, it certainly wasn't waterproof, and it's abrasion resistance was right up there with wet toilet paper...
By the way, Thanks! for filling out some info about yourself.
08-04-2017 10:58 AM
Cherryville Chuck These are my favorite but you would have to find someone to ship to you. https://www.saman.ca/en/products/fin...terbased-stain These can be mixed for a multitude of colours and shades.
08-04-2017 05:40 AM
miniche Hi DaninVan,

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

I am actually in the UK - I have checked out the MOHAWK website, and I cannot see that they have a UK distributor unfortunately
08-04-2017 05:36 AM
miniche Hi Herb!

Thanks so much for such a quick reply!

Thank you for the link, that's a really cool tip to know. Now, I just need to look into sourcing Latex paint. I'm in the UK and not sure if it goes by a different name.

Thanks again.

Hannah
08-04-2017 04:49 AM
Herb Stoops Micheal Dresdner writes for woodworking magazines,has written several books on furniture finishing, he was a guitar maker for many years, now he makes Ukuleles and writes articles about finishing wood.
His website will answer about any question you will ever have about wood finishing.

Michael Dresdner

Herb
08-03-2017 11:43 PM
JOAT
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Micheal Dresdner uses latex paint thinned with water to make any color tone he desires.
Huh. I've never heard of the guy, but been thinning down latex paint as stain for years. I usually thin it down more then just 50/50 tho. I also custom mix my own colors - might just want a couple of spoonfuls, so not about to pay the paint store to mix it, and pay the price for a color I may only use once.
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