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    Default How to get the "Blonde" look ono wood furniture.

    I've been experimenting with different stains on wood furniture in an attempt to get a blonde color. I've bleached the wood and just added tung oil, which turned out nicely, but was more of a "nude" than a blonde.

    I've used a golden pecan, which also is really nice, but not blonde. I read somewhere what one guy used a mix of Watco Teak Oil and golden pecan, but I have yet to try that.

    What stains (already made or your own mixes) do you guys recomend?

    Thanks!

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    Have you thought about adding yellow shellac or yellow Rit dye to the tung oil? I've read that is how some guys stain wood stock sets.
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    I bleached, then dried out the wood.
    Rubbed in some yellow printer ink.
    It worked rather well on my Hungarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahatlakhoom View Post
    I bleached, then dried out the wood.
    Rubbed in some yellow printer ink.
    It worked rather well on my Hungarian.


    That's a nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budda Budda Jam View Post
    Have you thought about adding yellow shellac or yellow Rit dye to the tung oil? I've read that is how some guys stain wood stock sets.
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    I'm gonna buy some Rit yellow dye. Should I mix it with anything, and if so what mix ratio?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny 5.56 View Post

    I'm gonna buy some Rit yellow dye. Should I mix it with anything, and if so what mix ratio?

    Thanks!

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    ColorRit Color Formula Guide | Rit Dye

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    If you use RIT, and it's good stuff, dissolve it in denatured alcohol and filter it to remove what doesn't dissolve.

    The alcohol won't raise the wood grain (like water will), and it dries quick and clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    If you use RIT, and it's good stuff, dissolve it in denatured alcohol and filter it to remove what doesn't dissolve.

    The alcohol won't raise the wood grain (like water will), and it dries quick and clear.

    I saw a post on another forum where the guy said to mix 1 part RIT dye with 4 parts alcohol. Does that ratio sound right?

    Is it just a matter of mixing the two? What do you use to filter the undisolved powder dye?

    On a side note, my brother said that I should use a wood glaze on the furniture in order to make to grain appear darker or stand out more before I dye it. I asked the guys at Home Depot and they'd never heard of it.

    What store carries it? Lowe's?


    Thanks!

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    I just mixed with alcohol until it looked right. Strain it through a coffee filter or paper towel.

    Wood glaze is used on plain woods to create a fake grain. Think of it as more of a paint than a stain. It can look good if done properly, but does not accent existing grain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    If you use RIT, and it's good stuff, dissolve it in denatured alcohol and filter it to remove what doesn't dissolve.

    The alcohol won't raise the wood grain (like water will), and it dries quick and clear.

    I'm going to try it tonight. Pics to follow. Thanks!

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