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    Help with colouring please

    I have some really nice Olive blanks, and I would like to try colouring one or two.

    They don't need stabilising, so what options do I have to get some nice solid colours in them?

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    There is lots of growing variation in Olive, try a dye, I have with success.

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    Because it’s olive I would try a stain so the grain shines through. The grain is too nice to cover with paint
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    I bought these but haven't used them yet, but the are popular on other forums.

    https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...e4mwKs1zceO5U4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Mooney View Post
    Because it’s olive I would try a stain so the grain shines through. The grain is too nice to cover with paint
    Thanks Bill, that's exactly what I was going for - keeping the lovely figuring. I have some spirit stain, so will try that first
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    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post
    I bought these but haven't used them yet, but the are popular on other forums.

    https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...e4mwKs1zceO5U4
    Thanks Mark, they might be my second experiment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penpal View Post
    There is lots of growing variation in Olive, try a dye, I have with success.

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    Thanks Peter, which dyes did you use and how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham_C View Post
    Thanks Peter, which dyes did you use and how?
    Mark coincidently I use the U Beaut selection Mark has shown in detail, follow the dotted line for use try to err on less rather than more. Some timbers I wait until using the dye last Olive is one such timber. I used to do a lot of judging in photography people using colour filters achieved unreal results.

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    get some artist oil paints in the colour you want then thin some cellulose sander sealer and put a very little of the oil paint into it when you have the blank to the size required give it a good coat of the mixture and when dry lightly sand it will soak into the softer areas and not the harder. Try this on a piece of scrape wood that is too small to be used and see what effect you get.
    If I can find it will post a picture of a piece I experimented on tomorrow.
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