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

Item # 5109
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Vintage Amber

Vintage Amber

Item # 5030
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Cherry Red

Cherry Red

Item # 5038
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Red Mahogany

Red Mahogany

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ColorTone Liquid Stains Orange

Orange

Item # 5042
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Pumpkin Orange

Pumpkin Orange

Item # 5108
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bright Green

Bright Green

Item # 5041
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Blue

Blue

Item # 5039
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Purple

Purple

Item # 5102
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Item # 5106
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Medium Brown

Medium Brown

Item # 5033
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Nazareth Mahogany

Nazareth Mahogany

Item # 5110
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Golden Brown

Golden Brown

Item # 5105
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Kalamazoo Mahogany

Kalamazoo Mahogany

Item # 5111
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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

Item # 5040
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ColorTone Liquid Stains, Set of all 20 colors

Set of all 20 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 20 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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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

4.0

Pale yellow stain

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Ok but a little like dirty yellow the more drops you use

5.0

Color Tone Cherry Red and Black

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Great stuff. A little goes a long way. Using it on a Gibson SG clone I am making. Mixing it with
Everclear. Mostly Cherry Red with a little bit of black makes a really nice burgundy color. I normally use about 2 ounces of Everclear and then about 95% Cherry Red and about 5% black (for the mix of colors, not 95% stain and 25% Everclear). I know that isn't very scientific but it works. The directions for mix from Stew Mac are really accurate (how much stain to include per ounce of mixing agent, in my case Everclear). Putting the stain directly on the wood to start. Then sealing with Seal Lac (with the same stain tone mix). Finally finishing with Royal Lac Post Catalyzed for the finish (no color added here just straight Royal Lac). I'll post a picture when done. So far so good.

5.0

Great aged finish look!

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I've added the Straw tint to my bag of trick to get an authentic looking aged maple fretboard look and it's really a great help. By itself it mimics that aged look extremely well when dissolved in alcohol and applied directly to the raw wood.

5.0

Perfect color for my needs!

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Bought the vintage amber for a neck tint job on a Telecaster replica. Haven't applied the lacquer yet, but the neck already has the right color. Highly recommend!

5.0

Love the new straw color.

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I've used vintage amber for necks in the past to get that vintage look but it always comes out too yellow. I recently tried out a 2/1 mix of straw/amber and finished with tru-oil and I really like how it turned out.

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