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kmealy

stain - dye or pigment?

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I was working on a finishing presentation last week.  I thought I had a reference in one of my books on decoding Minwax stains into pigment, dye, or  both.   I don't use them too much any more, but I happened to use some Golden Oak a few weeks ago.   I've had good luck with it on red oak and I know it's dye based. 

 

But I could not find the reference.   After much looking, I wrote to Minwax tech support and asked.   They told me all they used were pigments.    Idiot.    I wrote to Bob Flexner to see if he had ever done the catalog.   Low and behold, it's in this week's blog entry.    I guess I'm his "woodworking friend."

 

https://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/flexner-on-finishing-woodworking-blogs/is-there-pigment-or-dye-in-minwax-stains-does-it-matter

 

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