I’m finishing a picture frame of maple. I don’t know if it’s hard or soft. But my initial finishing tests of stains were all disappointing. None seemed to penetrate the wood very well. So I am thinking about dyes. I’ve never used dyes before and would like your opinions on what to use, i.e. water soluble, alcohol, oil. Also should I get some premade colors or make my own from red, yellow, blue, etc?
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