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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Had a go at staining last week...

...and below is the result (with a few WIP pics for good measure!). Please bare in mind this is my first attempt, and boy am i glad i didnt try this straight onto a body!!



divided up to make my life easier


stained black (one coat on one half, two coats on the other, just to see if it would make any difference)




sanded (although i think the general concencus will be not enough!)




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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

tak clothed, etc, then went over with colour stain

black (for reference)


and in the sun


yellow


and in the sun


orange


and in the sun
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

red


and in the sun


purple


and in the sun


royal blue


and in the sun
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

blue


and in the sun


green


and in the sun


and i tried the white out to see what it would do (not a lot!!!)


and in the sun
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

and the result with colour and a quick bit of clear coat:













couldnt seem to get anymore of the black off, no matter how much i sanded it! which is why the colours have so much black behind them!

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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

Nice! but like you said, could have sanded a bit more good way to learn or test for sure!
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

I like the green one Looks lovely!
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

i was hoping the green one would be a vivid green, rather than the darker/turquoise sort of colour that it is!

the stains are Chestnut Rainbow Spirit stains from Axminster, by the way!
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

I just realized you are from the UK too !

I may have to try them sometime!

The blue one and the purple one look good too
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£15 max (from memory) delivered for the tester pack, which is all the bottles in the pics!
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

There are a couple things you could have done:

1. Used a stain controller first. This would have stopped the absorption of the black somewhat.

2. Diluted the black stain.

3. Flooded the black stain on and then wiped it off extremely quickly.

Basically you ended up with way too much black stain in the wood.

You should also look into the difference between a stain and a dye. You probably want to be using a dye here.
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

ok cool, ill look into those things, thanks!

and this is exactly why i didnt try it straight onto a fresh veneered body!

ive got a load of time off coming in feb (away in italy for work till then!) so ill have another dabble at this then for sure!

it is one of the problems of being in the UK though - a distinct lack of pretty much everything compared to the US! :'( which means to a certain degree you've gotta take what you can find sometimes! :P
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

I like the purple best! Number 2 is the turquoise--third from the bottom. Jesse's right. Use a dye instead, and dilute/control the black a bit more. You should still use a sealer before dying.



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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Had a go at staining last week...

that turquoise colour is a near perfect match for my 570CTTB which is almost definitely getting repaired next year, so i may just choose the figured veneer myself, and tell the guy what i used and see if he'll use that, or whether he'll colour match by doing his own thing!

but ill definitely read up on my stains and dyes and sealers and whatnot!
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