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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:51 am 
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Hi All,

I've read not to use a "penetrating" stain, which I assume is your standard Minwax-like stain? True? If so, I assume that means the stain must then be added as a pigment to a finishing medium of some sort?

I was hoping to use the liquid stain from Stewmac (mixed with water) to stain the T/B/S, then use Tru-Oil over that. Not a good idea?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:15 pm 
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I have been using Minwax for 20 yrs
here are many ways to stain. when in doubt use a scrap piece and test it
water stains also work but with minwax they seal also

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:19 pm 
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By penetrating stain, it sounds like they are talking about anything that is applied to raw wood. I think that wood include oil stains and alcohol and water based dyes. Millions of guitars have been made with these materials.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:51 pm 
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Thanks folks!

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