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How do I accomplish this finish?10/24
How do I accomplish this finish?
wirebrushed oak. dye stain sprayed on WET.
but to be honest, that sample looks like someone sprayed a horrible toner coat.
We tried brushed rift white oak, sprayed wet ML Campbell toner - didn't work... mixed Toner with ML Campbell lacquer.
Maybe try as others suggested.... Maybe weaken your dye color a hair with solvent... spray wet... then drag a 320 sponge across the surface before sealing to burn some of the high spots to give it some contrast..? and I agree.. that control is probably someone's work the did on purpose but it came out flawed.. lol... sometimes mistakes or bad practices come out with a good look... I have to match bad finishes all the time in architectural millwork ...
That's what happens when someone uses a Minwax stain...doesn't wipe it all off...and then seals it before the oily Minwax stain is not completely, and 100% dry to the bone.
Where did you get the sample? Is it possible to contact the makers of the sample? Is the sample flooring?...my guess is that it is and if so l would also guess it was decorated and finished with a roll coaster with either a uv cured or WB finish.
Here's something else you could experiment with. If you have access to lacquer based stains, i.e. Gemini GemTone, get some mixed to that color and spray on a coat to get the overall color without wiping so that it fills the pores and drys on the surface.
Then spray on a wet coat of pre-cat sealer and it will dissolve the lacquer stain and cause it to pool together like your sample and reveal some of the actual stained wood(lighter color) below.
Caution on vertical surfaces though that the lacquer stain might run.
Try tempering is first with a reagent such as iron acetate followed by an “oil” dye such as a tung oil dye stain.
Use tinted lacquer/CV (dye mixed with clear) and use it as thick (unthinned) as possible.
I'm not saying "spray heavy/thick coats" but rather "spray thin coats using unthinned tinted lacquer".
You almost want it to be thick enough that it orangepeels a little. At least on the first coat, which is where all your color comes from.
The thicker paint will tend not to flow into the grain as much, which is why some of the commenters on this thread point out that the sample looks like a poorly done tint job.
John, the easy way to do this is:
It is the same with solvent or water based products