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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.)

Questions about finishing? Look here first:
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ColorTone Liquid Stains
ColorTone Liquid Stains
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5 8-19-2010
Color Tone Stain Blue and Green

The stain was excellent to work with. It applied evenly and with a continuous depth of color throughout the entire guitar body. I make custom electrics so it is vital that I use quality products in order to satisfy my distinguished clientele. Color Tone Liquid Stains are another way to make my axes come alive.

Scott  Indian Wells, Ca. Read my reviews (2)
5 7-16-2010
Good looking stain

I used the orange and followed the directions on the bottle. Looks great and was easy to use.

Schuyler  San Francisco, CA Read my reviews (15)
5 7-14-2010
The colors.

Excellent choice when adding color to lacquer. Just squirt added with a little lacquer thinner and clear finish and your good to go.

Liquidguitars  Ojai Ca. Read my reviews (10)
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3 7-12-2010
good stuff but has a shelf life

dye works great and looks good;however after a couple of years dye went bad and had to throw it out,wish I knew it had a shelf life

david mulvaney  syracuse Read my reviews (2)
5 5-27-2010

I purchased the cherry red dye to re-finish a Gibson SG. This dye was extremely easy to use. I sanded the guitar and then diluted the dye with denatured alcohol and applied it with a simple sponge brush. When you cut it with the alcohol it dries very fast. I then finished the guitar with several coats of boiled linseed oil followed by harder coats of trueoil to slightly yellow the color and add gloss. I buffed it out with superfine steel wool in between coats. The finished product was excellent. I went for a very vintage red but you could easily obtain a very bright red if you wanted to (that is a future SG project).

Worked Out Great!  Chicago, IL
5 5-24-2010
Super colours

Amazing range of colours and very easy to use and mix.

Sound Tech  Hertfordshire, UK
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