ColorTone Liquid Stains

ColorTone Liquid Stains

ColorTone Liquid Stains Lemon Yellow

Lemon Yellow

Item # 5037
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ColorTone Liquid Stains 30s Pale Yellow

30s Pale Yellow

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Straw

Straw

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Cherry Red

Cherry Red

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Orange

Orange

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Pumpkin Orange

Pumpkin Orange

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bright Green

Bright Green

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Coral Reef Blue
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Coral Reef Blue

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Blue

Blue

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bordeaux

Bordeaux

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Purple

Purple

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Electric Violet
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Electric Violet

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Medium Brown

Medium Brown

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Nazareth Mahogany

Nazareth Mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Golden Brown

Golden Brown

Item # 5105
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Kalamazoo Mahogany

Kalamazoo Mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Tobacco Brown

Tobacco Brown

Item # 5034
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Dark Walnut

Dark Walnut

Item # 5104
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Cordovan

Cordovan

Item # 5103
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Black

Black

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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.

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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Video

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

How to mix colors to match a Fender 2-tone sunburst

Finishing recipe from Dan Erlewine: Dan shows how to mix up the amber and brown-black colors that recreate one of the favorite sunbursts seen on early Fenders!

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

Product Instructions

ColorTone Liquid Stain Instructions

Directions for using ColorTone Liquid Stains.

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5.0

Liquid stains

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Always great products, packing and delivery.

4.0

Really nice product

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As a first time user I found the stain easy to use and provided a really great appearance. It was necessary to dilute it down quite a bit, but worked well

4.0

Great color

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I used this stain on a DIY build & it looks amazing. The color was exactly what I was looking for. I gave it 4 stars due to the cost.

5.0

Color Tone Liquid Strain

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Base stain and finish stain. Perfect

4.0

Achieving an uncommon tint

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Along with the new powdered grain filler, this tint made the matching of a transparent "Tar Heel" blue possible. I will in the future, however only be taking school color requests from alumni of simpler universities, oh, like Michigan, Florida State, or Wake Forest.

5.0

1st time

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I used this to amber up some shellac and as a tint for a neck under Truoil. Works as described, good product.

5.0

Colortone ‘Straw’ ... just what I’ve been waiting for!

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The guitar had been in a fire so we couldn’t get all the way back to white maple but the owner was really pleased ... very happy.

5.0

Color is awesome and took well

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Dyed a Gretsch 6120 style kit with this and it looks amazing.

5.0

Good stain, great color

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Good product. Colors evenly and thoroghly in one application

5.0

First time at refinishing a guitar! Wow,watched the video

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A relic style jazzmaster turned out to be a real keeper. Thanks

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