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Offline Nhgrants

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Using LMF Stains
« on: June 15, 2019, 02:10:39 PM »
My plan was to appy diluted cherry to my cherry stock and then apply diluted american walnut over it.
I plan to test this with scraps first.  Do I first put denatured alcohol in a cup and then add the stain to it by
Just drops or much more like teaspoons?  I guess I asking is it just a very little LMF stain added to the denatured   alcohol ?
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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 05:14:30 PM »
The few times I used LMF I used it straight out of the can.
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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 07:16:55 PM »
The best way is to mix it proportionally, I.e. One to one, one to two, etc.  That way you can duplicate the results on your test strips.
Otherwise, it's just a guess.
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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 09:32:35 PM »
I always apply full strength because it tends to fade over time.

Offline flehto

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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 06:28:23 PM »
LMF stains are used w/o diluting, except the red.....made the mistake of using it full strength and it was the brightest red I could imagine and was very difficult to tone down. Never again......Fred

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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 07:31:30 PM »
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except the red.....made the mistake of using it full strength and it was the brightest red I could imagine and was very difficult to tone down.
You tone it down by soaking a pad with alcohol and rubbing.  It will pull some of the stain out into the pad.  This is also useful if you have a mottled finish and need to even it out.
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Re: Using LMF Stains
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 12:28:34 AM »
I did just that numerous times and the red color was very stubborn so finally applied some dark brown LMF, rubbed that out w/ alcohol and it did the job......Fred