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Offline pkslice

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Non penetrating Stain
« on: July 01, 2017, 08:56 PM »
I'm looking to build a coffee table similar to this one, but want to stain an american flag on the top, however I'm going to use painters tape/frog tape for the stripes and a wood polishing dremel bit for the stars to make them white below the stain. What type of stain should I be using, or is there a better way to do this?



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Offline antss

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 08:23 AM »

I'd think stains, even opaque ones , will be too thin to accomplish what your asking. 

I've also never seen white stain.

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 09:14 AM »
I think Milk Paint could be better for something like that:

General Finishes has loads of examples of very similar projects to what you propose:

The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 11:10 AM »
I think stain , even non-penetrating, might bleed under the tape unlike paint. I'd go with paint and then maybe a clear coat on top for protection.


Offline RustE

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 01:55 PM »
General Finishes Gel Stains are low penetration.  I'm not sure what options are available to make the colors you'll need.  As already mentioned, look around the General Finishes website for a bit.

Offline JBag09

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 08:33 AM »
I've used the GF gel stains a lot. I have used frog tape when I needed the stain to stop at a certain point, and the bleeding is almost zero. But as far as colors, they pretty much just come in standard stain colors.

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Offline pkslice

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Re: Non penetrating Stain
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 08:36 AM »
I'm going to do everything in a standard stain color I'm not looking for stains that would do red white and blue if I was going to do that I would just use paint

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