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ColorTone Liquid Stains Red mahogany

Red mahogany

Item # 5032
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Medium brown

Medium brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Tobacco brown

Tobacco brown

Item # 5034
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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

Item # 5040
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bright green

Bright green

Item # 5041
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Orange

Orange

Item # 5042
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Vintage amber

Vintage amber

Item # 5030
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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

Set of all 10 colors

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ColorTone Liquid Stains

About This Item

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.

Instructions

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ColorTone Liquid Stain Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Liquid Stains.

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5.0

Great Color Excellent Coverage

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I used the bright green and the black to get a little darker green color. Worked great on a pine body too. Might have got lucky but I put it on the bare wood after raising the grain no pre stain conditioner of any kind. Absolutely flawless finish no blotching at all. A little goes a really long way. Excellent product.

5.0

Amazing Colot

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I really love these stains. Beautiful color and easy to use. A little goes a long way.

5.0

love it, rich color

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The color has depth and richness I didn't expect. It reacts with the wood with a warmth that is indescribable. Love it.

5.0

Excellent Product

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I love this product. I use it in gun stock staining and the looks I get dont compare to oil based stains. You get so much more control of color with water based stains. StewMac had it on my doorstep 2 days after ordering with standard shipping. Could not be happier. Two very big thumbs up!

5.0

Great for repairs

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The neck of this acoustic bass cracked from a fall. I glued the neck together, leveled the high spots (sanding right through the "natural" mahogany color), color matched, and finally sanded and buffed until smooth. I'm happy with the color and so was the customer.

5.0

Stew Mac Color Tone Stain

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Awesome product great color and coverage even on a pine body.

5.0

Great product, so easy to use !

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Let me start off by saying I am not an expert in refinishing guitars..very much an amateur.
After researching several products I decided on Stewmac's line of tint (tobacco Ben/vintage amber). Not only was shipping crazy fast...I am extremely please with my end product. Don't hesitate using this stuff !! Thanks Stewmac for making anything possible for us regular Joe's !

5.0

Awesome colors

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This stain is great and I got a beautiful heritage cherry sunburst with it. The only "problem" I had was to get the red I had to make it a little stronger than the directions. At half an ounce of dye to 2 cups water I got more of a red orange and when I mixed it 3/4 ounce dye to 2 cups water I got what I would consider red

5.0

Third bottle

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This is my third bottle of tobacco Brown if the first two hadn't worked great there wouldn't have been a third.

4.0

Good color

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Great color, but it doesn't work well with oil finishes. None the less it's easy to mix and dries fast, but I'd recommend a clear coat to lock it in so you don't mess up your color.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 41 See ColorTone Liquid Stains
on page 41 of our StewMac Digital Catalog