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Old 03-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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Mixing Oil Based Stain

Hi, has anyone tried to mix an oil based stain with a gel stain also oil based.
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: Mixing Oil Based Stain

doesn't that defeat the purpose of a gel stain, you can tint either one, I suppose if it is thinner there will be less miss spots. I experiment way too much, but get 'er done, that's the motto that gets me there.


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I am trying to match a fiberglass door fake stain color which in itself is a friggin joke and I have an abundance of gel stain but only a little wood stain. So my mixing is kinda par for the course in this situation.
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Re: Mixing Oil Based Stain

There is no Fake Stain.....,

What your trying to accomplish is fake with what your working with, let's not confuse the issue........

Fiberglass, trying to get it to look like wood...THATS fake, not the stain......

Have you ever heard of glazing..........THAT is what will bring your color/tone where you need to be.... And if your trying to match what's on there, it may have already been depleted of it's base color via UV exposure......all depends, to many variables, lack of info......etc..etc.....

Look into glazing, you layer your tone off the base color.....

I don't work with Fake wood, but I do know a thing about stains,dyes and glazing......

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