Today I ran a stain sample test of 6 colors using the Hood Finishing
Products "Wiping Wood Stain" on Cherry.
IMO, the stain colors "Dark Red Mahogany", "Modern Mahogany", and
"Victorian Cherry" are worth considering for staining cherry.
The Dark Red Mahogany is close to that awful purple brown cherry stain you
see in the furniture stores. (This IS the color customers want)
The Modern Mahogany is lighter and a shade of brown & red.
The Victorian Cherry is a shade of warm brown that will mimic naturally
The samples were finished with Resistane after 1 hour dry time. I noticed
no problems like I found with Resistane over Minwax Red Mahogany.
The stain was easy to apply and wipe. I didn't spray the stain on but there
is a slow enough dry time to be able to spray on and wipe down before it
starts drying. This is a solvent based stain and a respirator is
recommended. I used latex gloves and had no trouble with glove melt. There
was no hiding of grain or pitch pockets.
I also tested Red Mahogany, Light Red Mahogany, and Autumn Cherry.
Hood We Page http://hoodfinishing.com/Stains_Colorants.htm
Color Chart http://hoodfinishing.com/images/PIGMENT-STAINS.gif
I'll give a production test report next week.
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