I need some help.I have just built a table out of pine.I wanted a
nice deep black stain on it to match my stereo stand.I Tried a Gel satin
black stain and i cant get a deep rich black,Its more of a smoked look.I
know that pine does not do a stain justice so i tried prestaing with a
stain stabalizer,same thing.Then i tried peices of oak fir birch,ever
scrap of wood in my shop and got the same affect.Should i have used a
darker wood like mahogany or something.Please can some one help.I had
planned on other projects with black stain but now this is getting me to
rethink the color.BTW i tried to thin the gel and still no difference.
With ink from an ink cartridge I don't know how it would handle any film
finish. The ink in a printer cartridge is water soluble. I think actual "India
Ink" would be better (and cheaper). It can be topcoated. You should be able to
find it at any store that sells drafting supplies, such as Office Max.
Buffalo, NY - USA
Bear in mind that for any finish job all woods have there own natural color
pigments in them
So when you apply a stain that particular stain color and the wood color mix
together and walla we have now a third color.
In order to do what you are looking for you may have to use a black aniline
dye, then on top of that a black stain.
Of course you had to pick pine one of the most difficult woods to stain
I did Black Black on Mahogany the way you are describing,
My client liked it I felt I destroyed the wood.
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