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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 09:11 PM

The stuff I like the best is:
Trans Tint

It is very versatile… can be mixed with Water, Shellac, etc. (read details).
It is very powerful and goes a LONG ways! (USE protective gloves!)

If you decide on using water, which is the way I use it, expect the grain to be raised… to be very lightly sanded off.

It’s great stuff… I just wipe it on with a Rag T-shirt material… if some areas become darker, because you got more liquid into an area than another, you can rub more into the lighter areas to get things balanced. Very easy to work with. I love it!

I’ve also found that Woodcraft always seems to have the better prices on it… It’s not cheap… BUT goes a LONG way!

... and you can mix other tints with it to get exactly what you’re looking for…

When good & dry, I rub it down with a clean rag… and usually go to Shellac as the first coat after using it.

I used ”Golden Brown” on my Magazine-Book Case.

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