I would like to know if it is possible to use a red wine based stain to
give color to a project I have made.
I am a student in woodworking here in Quebec MTL and nobody in my class has
ever heard of such a thing. Can you tell me if it exists or if it can be
done? Maybe a recipe if you have one?
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:21:26 -0500, Alexandre Gagné
What happened when you tried it on some scrap?
It's mostly water, so in additional to whatever else it does, it'll
probably raise the grain in a way that is or isn't attractive.
Alternativly, you might let some evaporate and then add alchohol or
mineral spirits and see what happens.
My bet would be that alchohol would work better, but, as I say, you need
to try it.
One sure thing is that it'd be darn expensive.
<snip>One sure thing is that it'd be darn expensive
You could go downtown to one of your "finer" liquor establishments and get
some mad dog, thunderbird or wild irish rose for very cheap ;) --dave
Trader Joes sells cheap wine that goes by the nickname "Two-Buck Chuck".
$2.99/bottle. Might be worth a try as stain at that price, and you can
finish the "stain" while you're waiting for the wood to dry.
A couple of things to consider for cost-effectiveness:
1. Many liquor stores throw out bottles that have turned for some reason or
another or they can't return to manufacturer.
2. Perfect used for Boxed wine - 5 liters for $15. Better yet, buy the
finger handled jug wine and use the jug for something else.
Get some of the 2 buck chuck at trader joes. A drinkable everyday
Cab for $1.99 a bottle. (Charles Shaw, vintner).
I think you'd get a better stain effect from something a bit
older, however. Perhaps if you reduce the wine before using
it as a stain?
My age will show now. There was a liquor store down from the
college that didn't worry too much about identification.
49 cents. Quart bottle of imported: brand name Vino Fino.
Thunderbird, Annie Greensprings, Ripple were all later.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
Wasn't there one called Night Train? I remember being in college, and we
had no money.. we went downtown to the liquor store and bought a gallon jug
of thunderbird. We were walking out of the store, and there was one of the
local bums sitting outside. He saw us, looked at the bottle and said, "Don't
drink dat. Dat make ya sick."
You forgot Spañada there, Sport.
(With pink and purple tuck and roll and 52 bottles of Spañada in
the glove box for Saturday Night!")
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There was one in Wisconsin by the High School. Heck, you could even walk in
with your Letter Jacket and sleeves in plain view.
My best memory was Old Milwaukee - $0.99 a six pack.
And lunch hour was so much nicer.
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 15:21:26 -0500, "Alexandre Gagné"
Depends on your "wine". You might have some success with port (an old
distressing technique in the antiques trade) but most red wines aren't
Easiest way though is to use cranberries.
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