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Forum topic by Pizzadave posted 12-10-2018 04:29 AM 573 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-10-2018 04:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sealcoat frescocolors birchplywood birchhardwood

Hi there. I am experimenting with toners in dewaxed shellac. Zinsser.
I have purchased some mosers fresco colors and I was wondering if that is ok to mix with the seal coat. The directions have me scratching my head. I did experiment a bit with it and the color that I index up with is awesome looking. I am staining birch plywood and black birch hardwood. 7 samples of.
1. Gel stain
2. Seal coat and then gel stain
3-7 were different shades.
Like I mentioned I have found a look I really like with mixing the dye and the seal coat with measured amounts. My question pertains to long term. Will I run into any issues with mixing the two? Much appreciated. DP

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!


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#1 posted 12-10-2018 05:52 AM

I haven’t used the fresco colors, but when the first thing that pops up on a search is:

“J. E. MOSER’S ® Fresco Colors are super refined, pure dry pigments designed for coloring, mixing and tinting most paint, enamel, epoxy, fillers, shellac, stains, lacquer, varnish or other liquids: Very useful for touch up work when quick color matching or changes are required.”

I’d say yeah, mixing with Seal Coat is fine. You’re doing sample boards, which is a smart move, so I’d say don’t worry so much. You’re doing great.

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#2 posted 12-10-2018 11:05 AM

I really appreciate your response. Mixing dyes is new to me but I must say I really like the idea.

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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#3 posted 12-10-2018 01:12 PM

Mfr states they mix with shellac so should not be an issue. I use Transtint which are already dissolved and very easy to add drop by drop. I think the Moser dyes are rebranded Transfast powdered dyes.

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#4 posted 12-10-2018 01:44 PM

I will try the transit next. Can you use it with seal coat? Thanks for responding

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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#5 posted 12-10-2018 03:29 PM

Yes Transtint will mix with alcohol and water based products as well as solvent lacquer. Will not mix with oil based products. I use wd lockwood oil based powders dissolved in naptha for those.

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#6 posted 12-10-2018 05:26 PM

Cool. Thank you!

-- Dave, NY, It works-It really does!

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