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ColorTone Liquid Stains Red mahogany

Red mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Medium brown

Medium brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Tobacco brown

Tobacco brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Lemon yellow

Lemon yellow

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Cherry red

Cherry red

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Blue

Blue

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Black

Black

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bright green

Bright green

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Orange

Orange

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Vintage amber

Vintage amber

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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

Set of all 10 colors

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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.

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:
Guitar Finishing Step-By-Step


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Coloring new binding to match the old stuff

We've watched Dan Erlewine repair this 1930s Kay over the previous 3 Trade Secrets. It's time to finish it up. Elliot John-Conry of EJC Guitars ages Dan's patch of new plastic binding so it blends in with the old binding around it. About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan Erlewine repaired in order to sell. Now that it's in great shape again, maybe Dan'll keep it!

How to match color on vintage binding repairs

Working on an aged Les Paul, Erick Coleman has to sand part of the yellowed binding. The sanded spots are a glaring white mismatch. Erick makes turns the repair invisible with a little ColorTone spray and stain.

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ColorTone Liquid Stain Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Liquid Stains.

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I love this stuff! Just need a tiny bit to do a whole body. Apply it directly to the wood or add it to a clear coat.

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product of the highest quality

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great

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got the tobacco version. love it. works very well with alcohol or water. highly recommended

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Cool stuff.

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I used the vintage amber both as a wood stain and mixed with a filler. A little goes a long way, try a drop at time until you get the intensity you're looking for.

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Upgrading worn paint jobs on guitar bodies.

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Used the color tone liquid stain on two instruments I was upgrading. Acheived a wonderful result which was greatly enhanced when a few coats of nitrocelulose clear were applied and later, when these guitars were buffed. More than happy with the product.

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Awesome Stains!

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These stains make it easy to make a great looking guitar! Thanks Stewmac!

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Great Product

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Followed directions for a firstimer and the staining process worked great. The color was darker than I expected, but very satisfied with product. Finished with the nitocellular spray can. Great fro first time project.

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This started as an unfinished guitar. It has a 3/4" solid maple top. I tried to stain it first but the grain was closed due to fine sanding. Also it is arch topped and the grain varied in porosity. It was a mess. I sanded it and got most of the stain off and decided to go with StewMac water based lacquer and ColorTone stain and hope for the best. It's black fading to cherry fading to amber. Very authentic colors! I sprayed it with a $14.00 mini-sparyer. Around 20 coats with the clear. I used StewMac fine grit sand paper and 3 polishing compounds and hand rubbed to this finish. The product worked fantastic as this is my first guitar "build". It also has the full Jimmy Page dpdt switch package with 11 voicings.

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awesome stains

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I have used the on the last three guitars i have built and i love how easy they are to use. just make sure you use thick glove when applying it.it goes right through surgical gloves

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A little bit goes a long way

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Very good concentration, excellent color. Be careful, start small-one drop at a time to get your ratios and formulae established. The delivery system (squeeze bottle) needs improvement- cut tip with care,use with caution, and be careful not to waste. If you have no experience mixing finishes make test batches and GET DAN'S BOOK(S)!!!!!

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