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  1. #1
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    Default Robin's thread part 2 lol

    Sorry guys for taking so long to respond. Was away for a few days.

    I guess the pigmented stain idea intrigue's me a bit. I don't know too much about it, but what does everybody think of this idea ? Has anyone tried this before. I guess I'm going to have to search out some stores in my city that deal with refinishing furniture and wood. I don't know if I can find the products and Home Depot or not. I haven't seen anything to do with pigmented stain or dye as of yet.

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    Default Dyes and Pigmented Stains

    Robin,

    If you go to the web site in the second link, you will find a lot of information on pigmented stains and dyes, plus a lot of other finishing articles.

    Mac S

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    Default pigmented stain or dye

    I think this is whatis refered to over here as water base stain (dye) or spirit based stain( clean up with meths) or oil based stain( cleaned up with turps) and any reasonable hardware store like bunnings carry it as it is used as standard.
    as i said before if it is teak you are staining water bases and spirit bases dont penetrate well.
    there are also gell stains that have better penitration but I find the colour range a bit unnatural looking.

    have a look round your local hardware store and ask the staff,
    in the smaller chainstores there is usually somone around with farely good knowledge after all its not rocket science.
    also remember that the sample boards put out by the manufaturers are often done on pine like your doors and sprayed on so the colour will not be as dense when you put it on teak.

    happy hunting
    astrid

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    Default just had a thought

    if there is a bit of moulding on the piece you can carfully remove, dress (sand smooth) the back of it and take it down to the shop with you, if you explain your problem a small store will often open a can and test a bit for you.(on the back)
    this will save you spending money on a product that still dos'nt work when you get home.
    pick a small friendly store i wouldnt ask at bunnies
    gook luck
    astrid

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    Default Pigmented Stains

    Robin,

    These are commonly used stains in the furniture industry, there is no mystery about these stains, they are very easy to make up yourself, if you choose to do so.

    If you have a Home Depot in your area they will have these stains they come in many colors, they probably will also sell a few different brands.

    If you mention that you want "pigmented wood stains," they will show you where they are located.

    Using dye stains can be tricky, as they are permanent and you may only get one shot if its the wrong color stain, you difinitely need to make up complete start to finish samples if you are going to work with dyes.

    Mac S

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    Default

    Please Note - Robin lives in Canada and it would much easier for her to get a product that is available in the US or Canada, than one that is available in Australia. Baring in mind that the Aussie stuff is mostly quite different to US & Canadian.
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    Default Pigmented Stains

    Neil,

    I saw that Robin was from Canada, and knowing about Home Depot, I know that pigmented stains are available there.

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    okay guys, thanks for the info. !

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