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#1 posted 02-11-2017 02:32 AM

It’s tough to say, especially if your dealing with different species or even different aged woods.

I’m no finish savant I do trial and err, mostly err. When I start to mix and match, I’ll thin down the base color then add the tone I’m looking for. e.g. start with Special Walnut, thin it down a little with some MS then add the color I’m looking for e.g.. Red tone or Red Mahogany.
Sometimes I’ll apply a light coat of the color I’m looking for then apply a second coat of the base color. e.p.. throw a light coat of red dye on then put a coat of special Walnut on.

I would say add some of your red tone in the stain and see what happens.
Hope I answered your question.

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