Making your own stain #1: How to make your own stain

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Blog entry by Steven H posted 06-13-2011 04:17 AM 9039 reads 5 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I will show you how to make your own stain.
Using only boiled linseed oil, pigment, and mineral spirits.

I will be using Earths Pigment Light Sienna and Natural Black

You can order their $29 pigment kit from their website.

I will be using Earths Pigment Light Sienna and Natural Black

Introductory French Pigment

To Make stain you will need the following products:

Artist oil color tubes or powder pigments

Boiled Linseed Oil or Tung oil will work also.

Mineral Spirits or Paint Thinner.

If your using the oil based artist color, then you do not need to add the boiled linseed. At the factory they added it already. Just mix it with mineral spirits or paint thinner. I added about 3 1/2 spoons of light Sienna and 2 1/2 spoons of Natural Black

Then I added 1-tsp of boiled linseed oil.
I also added mineral spirit or paint thinner. You can add more pigment if you want more stronger color. You can add more mineral spirit if you want lighter color. It’s up to you.
Mix well.

Filter it Clean in separate container.

And Stain.
VoilĂ !!!
Finished product

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