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Old 07-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Jennison Jennison is offline
 
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Default Applying Chestnut Ridge Military Stock Stain

Hello: I'll bet this has been answered elsewhere, but I can seem to find a thread on point. My question is, in applying alcohol stains such as Chestnut Ridge or R. Gale Lock, is there an optimal method in applying it to the wood? Sponge brush, old t-shirt etc? I want to make sure I apply it, uniformly, without steaks or uneven areas.

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Old 07-13-2020, 11:35 AM
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I've used cheesecloth a few times with no issues. For experimentation, I used a surgical gauze pad I reqisitioned from work. It worked pretty good too. Cheers, Rich

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Old 07-13-2020, 03:10 PM
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A piece of old sweatshirt works well. You can even the color out by wiping with denatured alcohol. Very forgiving stain.
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Old 07-13-2020, 04:43 PM
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Iíve pondered how to get figure to pop. I have a CMP stock set that needs to be refinished and my plan is to use a mix of a medium brown and chestnut red stain diluted in alcohol. I think if I wipe the stock with alcohol then apply stain diluted in alcohol allowing it to soak in for a few seconds and then Wipe it off I hope the stain will selectively show the figure.

I will start with more dilute and more of the red. Then later use more of the darker brown and les dilute to get the final color. Just need to have the guts to do it and hope it comes out but Iíve got quite a bit of practice on junker stocks.
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Old 07-13-2020, 05:58 PM
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How does it do on birch?
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Old 07-13-2020, 06:18 PM
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How does it do on birch?
I used a different brand but an alcohol bases stain is an alcohol based stain.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=262375
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Old 07-13-2020, 08:36 PM
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OP, If this is a new stock, I suggest you pretreat the stock with RLO rubbed in with white scotch brite pad...Keep it wet for a couple hours...Dry with old cotton t-shirt...Let dry for 5 days....Mix your stain 4 parts to one part RLO Ö.Apply with white scotch brite pad....Rub it in for 10 minutes...wipe dry....RLO keeps the stain from evaporating...You will get an even finish...no streaking...have fun....regards...alex
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