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ColorTone Liquid Stains

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Spectacular sunbursts, vintage tints and head-turning modern colors: ColorTone concentrated stains mix with virtually any finish, and are formulated specifically for luthiers.

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ColorTone Liquid Stains
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5029 Set of all 10 colors SAVE $11.10 Yes

5032 Red mahogany Yes

5033 Medium brown Yes

5034 Tobacco brown Yes

5037 Lemon yellow Yes

5038 Cherry red Yes

5039 Blue Yes

5040 Black Yes

5041 Bright green Yes

5042 Orange Yes

5030 Vintage amber Yes

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They're accurate and authentic stringed instrument colors, as researched and specified by our own guitar finishing experts—not the generic furniture colors you'll find at other suppliers.

These concentrated grain-enhancing stains are economical; a little goes a long way. Reduce them with alcohol or water to give bare wood beautiful fade-resistant color, without hiding the grain. They're versatile, too. For applying transparent color-tinted coats, ColorTone stains can be mixed directly into virtually any finish: nitrocellulose lacquer, shellac, waterbase finishes, and catalyzed varnishes or lacquers.

Available in 2-ounce bottles, in the most popular stringed instrument colors. SAVE when you order the set of all ten!

Make wood grain come alive!
ColorTone liquid stains are lightfast metal-complex dyes that can be mixed for practically any desired intensity. Unlike off-the-shelf hardware store stains, they're formulated for guitar finishing. One 2-ounce bottle makes two quarts of stain at normal concentration. Because they're liquids, they can be measured precisely for critical color matching—a plus for refinishing and touchup work. (See our handy stain mixing cups and pipettes.)

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ColorTone Liquid Stains
ColorTone Liquid Stains
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5 11-05-2010
Very easy

Very easy to use, PERFECT color. The only problem for me was insuring uniform sanding on the guitar neck prior to application. I have a more "relic-ed" look now due to some sanding errors, but the color is FANTASTIC

Rob P  Indianapolis,IN
5 10-22-2010
Versatile Pigments

I have used multiple colors of ColorTone and I have actually used it for many purposes from guitars, furniture to leather guitar straps. I love this stuff. I've mixed it with water, lacquer thinner, and alcohol and it returns the color I expect.

Bigriver Guitars  Read my reviews (3)
5 10-13-2010
red stain

This red stain works great mixed with alcohol so you don't get the raised grain. I put some down on a mahogany body and went over with red tinted finish and got spectacular results

al  milwaukee wisc. Read my reviews (3)
1 10-12-2010
Horrible Stain

Your stain is some of the worst out there. It did not actually stain the guitar, but just sat on top in a chalky coating. Even when I dissolved it in alcohol, it still did not actually stain the wood.

Pie  Fort Worth, TX, USA Read my reviews (2)
5 10-10-2010
Good stuff

I just used the blue stain for a bass I built. Beautiful coverage. No complaints. Will definitely use again. Mixed with water, gave me the exact color I was hoping for.

RT Basses  Willow Street, PA Read my reviews (3)
4 10-09-2010
Amber tint is nice, but a bit too yellow

I used the amber tint on a neck and although it looks good, I wish it wasn't quite so yellow.

peskypesky  NYC
5 9-11-2010

I recently bought a few of your colortone stains for my newest project. It was far easier than I thought and so far it's looking great! Thanks so much!

Steve R  Spring,Tx Read my reviews (26)
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5 9-08-2010
excellent dye

I just started using ColorTone dyes recently, after my old favorite was unavailable. I love these dyes. They are extremely easy to use and the colors are rich. I used the vintage amber on this guitar

Nick Gregory  vermont Read my reviews (4)
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5 9-07-2010
Good stuff

I use these to tint lacquer all the time.

Colt W. Knight  South Charleston, WV 25309 Read my reviews (43)
5 8-26-2010
Works well

This concentrate is good for mixing your own shade of the colour you get.

flyingv  manitoba Read my reviews (28)
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