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Posted on Acacia dining room table - how to best stain it and bring out its grain

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#1 posted 07-29-2016 08:23 PM

I use dyes rather than stains. You probably don’t want a lot of color. You don’t mention how you plan to finish it, but here's some info on using oil based poly, any color/intensity you want. The same can be done with Transtint dyes using a clear stain base (I use Target WR4000). Any WB finish can be diluted ~3 or 4 parts water to 1 part finish for a stain base, but the oil emulsion in the WR4000 really brings out the grain much better. Dyes give color without obscuring the grain like pigment stain, which would be a shame with such beautiful grain.

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