Water Based Dye Vintage Cherry Pint
General Finishes dyes are ready to use and are water based formulations designed to give you deep, rich colors without raising the wood grain. These easy to use dyes can be used straight out of the...
- Ultra penetrating wood stains
- Designed to work like solvent-based stains
- Deep rich tones enhance wood grain
- Produce vibrant colors
- Full color palette
Apply A Stain Without Losing The Grain
After unsuccessful attempts with Minwax and other home improvement store stain products, I tried General Finishes Dye Stains in Medium Brown, Vintage Cherry, Merlot and Dark Brown. I was trying to match a color on some purchased furniture. Prior efforts with water based stains and gel stains came close to the color I wanted, but hid the grain of the cherry piece I had built. I first applied a coat of vintage cherry, then a coat of medium brown. The raised grain was knocked down with 400 grit sandpaper and a coat of Seat Coat was applied to seal the stain. I then applied one coat of General Finishes Georgian Cherry gel stain and finished it off with a General Finishes topcoat. This resulted in a reddish brown coloring with the entire grain showing.