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Offline Dusty.Tools

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How to stain wood like this...
« on: March 31, 2020, 03:29 AM »
Hi all,

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to stain wood like this? I know it’s blow torched, probably after staining.

Did they use a semi-transparent stain or something else?

I kept all my off cuts when I built a Sauna and I want to give this a try.

Thanks in advance.

Ben




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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 05:13 AM »

Offline Vondawg

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 08:08 AM »
I have done this with the Transtint ...the burning is done first to your liking. My best tip is burning around each edge as well as center...gives a bit more definition if wanted
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Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2020, 08:43 AM »
I have done this with the Transtint ...the burning is done first to your liking. My best tip is burning around each edge as well as center...gives a bit more definition if wanted
Everyone following the thread : which species of woods have been used and how did you like the results?

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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2020, 10:36 AM »
I would suggest Mixol. I had a bad experience with TransFast reacting badly to a top coat even though I followed the Homestead process. I was using a WB top coat - maybe if you are not top coating or using oil based you will be OK with Homestead.

Mike

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 10:46 AM »
I would suggest Mixol. I had a bad experience with TransFast reacting badly to a top coat even though I followed the Homestead process. I was using a WB top coat - maybe if you are not top coating or using oil based you will be OK with Homestead.

Mike
One thing I've learned is that you always save time by getting less grain raised if you use a solvent based stain. That being said, I've also found a way to get good results using a two step stain using water based products, no sanding sealer, straight to water base top coat, sanded after the first, second, third coat and any subsequent coats.

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Offline Oldwood

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 12:00 PM »
I have had good results using Lee Valley Aniline water stains. I apply with a gravity feed cup gun. They have free delivery while the COVID-19 problem persists.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/shop/tools/supplies/finishing/wood-stains
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Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 01:48 PM »
I have done this with the Transtint ...the burning is done first to your liking. My best tip is burning around each edge as well as center...gives a bit more definition if wanted
Everyone following the thread : which species of woods have been used and how did you like the results?

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I'm going to try it with Cedar, because that's what I have..... :)
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Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 02:03 PM »
I would suggest Mixol. I had a bad experience with TransFast reacting badly to a top coat even though I followed the Homestead process. I was using a WB top coat - maybe if you are not top coating or using oil based you will be OK with Homestead.

Mike
One thing I've learned is that you always save time by getting less grain raised if you use a solvent based stain. That being said, I've also found a way to get good results using a two step stain using water based products, no sanding sealer, straight to water base top coat, sanded after the first, second, third coat and any subsequent coats.

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Is there a specific solvent based stain you'd recommend? I'm leaning towards Mixol
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Offline Vondawg

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 04:58 PM »
Well...I went and looked and my tints are Transfast (from Woodcraft) with no problems under epoxy, but never used it under a water base finish. This a sample for some t@ble tops in a Mex. restaurant...pine & fir for the grain..I tried cedar but lost the grain when burned...good luck...look forward to see your efforts
Btw tint air brushed on
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Offline Woozal

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2020, 07:05 PM »
That wall looks exactly like general finishes dye stains.
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Offline Dusty.Tools

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Re: How to stain wood like this...
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 03:20 AM »
Well...I went and looked and my tints are Transfast (from Woodcraft) with no problems under epoxy, but never used it under a water base finish. This a sample for some t@ble tops in a Mex. restaurant...pine & fir for the grain..I tried cedar but lost the grain when burned...good luck...look forward to see your efforts
Btw tint air brushed on
That looks awesome!

I have played around and ended up ordering a few different colors, which takes a few weeks to arrive at the moment.

I finally got them so I might try again this weekend.

Cedar is definitely tricky, I burnt five pieces and  only 2-3 kept the grain. My goal was to use these scapes so I don’t really want to buy new wood ;)


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