ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 10 colors

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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


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ColorTone Liquid Stain Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Liquid Stains.

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Excellent dyes

(Customer's Reviews)

Fantastic dyes in water or alcohol.
The pic shows a hand rubbed sunburst using Tobacco brown, vintage amber and a touch of medium brown.


The FAT Strat is finished

(Customer's Reviews)

A friend gave me an old Strat body so I under took the rebuilding project. After many hours of sanding it down to the bare wood, (with 320 grit). I was ready to start. I mixed ColorTone Blue and Red stain to create Purple. The color was just what I was looking for. I rubbed in two coats to blend it evenly. I then sprayed 7 coats of ColorTone Lacquer. No runs or drips! Finally, I polished it with Fine ColorTone polish. I bought a neck and all the associated hardware, and the rest is history. All the ColorTone products I used are great, I won't hesitate to used them on my next guitar prodject!!


Perfect Every Time

(Customer's Reviews)

I have used these stains on many builds. Always excellent results.

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