Spray gun for staining wood furniture

13 Jun 2011
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United Kingdom
Can anyone recommend a spray gun for applying spirit wood dye to furniture? I tried using spirit dye, and I am sure I can't apply it to a table and get a good finish as it dries so quickly. Staining a small item was a challenge. (I had no problems with oil based dye, but it is not compatible with Danish Oil.)
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Water based dyes are best suited to spraying, spirit based dyes mix easily with danish oil and allow even cover without patches though final colour is diluted if mixed with Dansh oil.

The problem with water based dyes is having to damp the wood to raise the grain, and fine sand, several times. I wondered about mixing oil based or spirit based dye with Danish Oil. What I like about spirit based and oil based dyes is that they accentuate the grain nicely, much more so than ready dyed Danish Oil, at least the ones I have tried. Will I still see the exaggerated grain if I mix the dye with DO? I will try anyway, and see how it works out. I'm thinking of a half half mix.
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You get the same results, just diluted colour, test on unseen area or scrap of wood.

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