Altering the colors of dyes and stains
Learn to 'read' the color of a dye or stain and you'll better control the color of your work
Synopsis: All colors are not created equal. Anyone who has ever bought a stain or dye and then been surprised by the results knows that. But with a little knowledge of color theory and how to read colors in different ways, woodworker Peter Gedrys says youll soon be controlling the color in your dye or stain, and not the other way around.
From Fine Woodworking #171
How many times have you bought a stain or a dye and been surprised or unhappy with the results? Each manufacturer presents us with its version of a particular color, such as cherry, and the versions can be as different as night and day.
However, with a little knowledge of color theory and how to “read” colors in different ways, you’ll soon be controlling the color and not the other way around.
Before you can adjust the color of a dye or stain, you…