Hi. couple of things.
1.wondering if anyone out there would know how to make a purple wood stain.
2. Is it true you can mix a water based stain with water based paint to achieve the colour. Or the same with oil based. If so what what would be the best initial stain to use.
This is the colour im trying to achieve
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OK, so it’s sort of like pine? I’m guessing that you want to see the wood grain in your project? I can suggest how you can experiment to try and achieve that colour, but it will take some work.
1. You need to find a tintable wood stain - so you choices are:
1.1 - Cabot’s oil/water based interior wood - which cannot be used outdoors.
1.2 Intergrain Natural Stain for exterior wood (which can be used indoors)
So, your choice is based on where this project is going to live. If it’s outside, your only choice is Intergrain.
2. You need to be prepared to find a colour that’s close in the “Tintable” range, and work with an experienced paint person, to change the tinting formula to achieve the colour you want. This is because that colour is very unusual, and you need to know how much tint can be thrown into the tintable base in order to achieve that colour, and will the base cope with it - if that makes sense.
3. Be prepared for a few mistakes, and difficulty finding a paint person to help. Your best bet is to find the most experienced Bunnings person or, a store that sells Cabot’s or Intergrain products plus most experienced person there.
If you don’t want to see the wood grain, then something like Cabot’s Timber Coour is great because you can get vibrant colours for a very reasonable price - and you can dump most of the Dulux Colours into this paint and it will work.
Hope this helps, cheers Deb
Hey @Scotts - great project. Now, is this something that lives indoors or outdoors? I’m asking because, with the colour you want - pretty impossible to achieve with a tintable clear for outside. Might be possible for a project that lives inside.
This will determine whether you need to follow @MartyH post (probs need to buy on internet) or my suggestion about using an Intergrain/Cabot’s product. Hope this helps, cheers Deb
Another option is Rit fabric dye. It is cheap and comes in a number of different colours. I have been using it for staining "Shou sugi ban" a Japanese tradition of burning wood.it leaves an amazing 3D effect.
@Jojo69 This looks amazing, the affect you have achieved is awesome and so vibrant. I love how the grain just pops out at you. Do you know if we have tintable wood stains here in Australia? Guess I should be asking folk like @Mathy @Jason or @MitchellMc there are so many products in the USA that we don't have here. TransTint Dye can be purchased on ebay, but the freight is 10 x $$. So just not an option.
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I find it difficult to do stain on shou sugi ban as it is difficult to wipe off. i have used Rit fabric dye on sanded wood and love the out come.