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Creating different wood stain shades from a single tin, possible?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by keljnr, 19 Sep 2019.

  1. keljnr

    keljnr

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    I'm looking to paint wood cladding in different tones of walnut. Is there a way a can create different shades from a single tin, rather than buying several tins of different colours?

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  2. Motman

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    Different amount of coats?
     
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    Not quite what you're looking for, but a tin of light and a tin of dark could be mixed in varying proportions.
     
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    If you use a water stain it is possible to make up a weak stain mixture and build to the desired depth of colour using different numbers of coats of the same reduced stain mix. Far less easy to achieve with spirit based stains.

    BTW technically you'll end up with different densities of the same colour not different colours
     
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