I've got a pair of library bookcases to finish. They are constructed of ps
white oak ply and solid stock. The finish will be alcohol dissolved
Transtint dye in a mission oak color with tung oil afterwards. My question
is: does the dye interfere with a glue bond (like pigment stains that
include a varnish binder) or can I precolor, assemble and oil?
It worked well for me, but you probably will want to try some on your
scraps. What glue you use may make a difference. I used Original
Titebond, with decent results, but it was on a small desktop box. I wasn't
worried about 400 lbs of books.
What blend of Transtint colors are you using for your 'mission oak'?
Second the easy part using the primary colors! IIRC Jeff Jewitt
responded to this question in one of his forums that dye alone, no
binder used, would not hinder gluing. Search
www.homesteadfinishing.com for topic.
On Thu, 17 Jun 2004 01:10:50 -0400, "Eric Ryder"
Well, you have the dyes, you have scraps of the same
wood , and you have the glue. Dye some pieces, let
them dry, glue and clamp them one night and see if
they can be pulled apart in the morning. You'll easily
see if the joint fails. (I doubt it for water or alc-
based, though an oil-based stain would surely screw
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