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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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GREAT STAIN

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Excellent coverage and very versatile stain. spray on, or wipe on......gets the job done

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Beautiful, Brilliant colours

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I love these colours- if you stain, colour, burst etc, just buy them.

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Cherry red

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Just a several drops did the job for the entire guitar

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Colortone stains

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I am sold on the colortone stain for color, however, I was not sure about the chooses of colors. I did not want a pure red and the cherry looked a little too red for me. I had previously ordered a brown so when I got the red I put four drops of brown to the mix (nitrocellulose lacquer, cherry and brown stain) and it popped – I love the color I got. I give the colortone stains five stars.

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right on

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I was very scared but trusted the info from Stew-Mac techs and nailed it first time! Very, very, happy me and my customer.....

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A must have in any wood working shop.

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I ordered these liquid stains for my shop. WOW, best I have every worked with. Extremely concentrated. A little goes a long ways.

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Worked well

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Nothing flashy, it just stained the wood as promised. Easy to work with, should last a while too!

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Beautiful stain

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I was worried this stain would be too dark but after diluting according to the instructions it came out beautiful on this quilted maple.

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Widened my horizons

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I bought this stain to make a special order table for an optometry shop in Oklahoma. Easy to use and make the density of rich color I needed.

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Great stuff! It's all in the mix ...

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Finishing a couple of Fender replacement necks to look vintage. Beauty and color are in the eye of the beholder and reference examples will vary but my old Fender necks have a touch of orange in them. I use Amber, Medium Brown and Cherry Red Colortone Liquid Stains to get that almost "peachy" glow. The closer I can get the color match in the stain, the thinner and fewer top coats I need. I mix it weak, a drop here, a drop there and test it on scrap maple. I always go lighter than I need and add ifg necessary. A nice trick after the Liquid Stains is the Colortone Aged Clear Lacquer if you need to darken it a tad.

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