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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

Item # 5107
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Straw

Straw

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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

Item # 5032
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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 Coral Reef Blue

Coral Reef Blue

Item # 5568
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Blue

Blue

Item # 5039
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Item # 5106
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Purple

Purple

Item # 5102
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ColorTone Liquid Stains Electric Violet

Electric Violet

Item # 5569
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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

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



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


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

Cherry stain

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Perfect for repairing and touching up a variety of Gibson shades of cherry finishes. Can be tinted and thinned to produce undetectable results.

5.0

The perfect color for my guitar

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This was the color is was looking for on my new 335 guitar kit it looks great

5.0

incredible product !,perfect for colouring sitka,maple or other woods.

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you can get accurate colors for any wood stain job on you special guitar project,Truely awsome!

5.0

SIMPLY AMAZING

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i can give Dan Erlewine a new mantra. Read before Proceed. Make sure you read Dan's six-part article on Staining a Blue PRS style guitar. I printed it and studied it deeply. I then went to the Guitar Finishing Step-by-Step book and studied that deeply. I used test pieces of Maple and Red Oak, I couldn't find suitable Mahogany, to research the strength of the mix. This is a StewMac 335 kit and I love it. In these pictures it has had four coats of stain, allowed to dry for Fifteen minutes, first coat, one hour second coat, fifteen third and one hour final coat. With tinted neutral grain filler and clear coat, satin or gloss, this is going to look amazing. The mix strength of this purple is as recommended 1 oz stain to 16 oz water. As you increase the strength (more stain to water) it shifts towards red and eventually becomes Maroon. I am so PLEASED. Thanks StewMac and team.

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Best die!

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I bying this stoff over many years and always satisfied.

5.0

Vibrant colours

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Have to let the stain dry to get a good idea on the colour it will be. Very pleased with the colours we chose

3.0

Vintage amber

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Vintage amber is a bit too yellow in my opinion, especially on light woods like maple

5.0

Awesome Stain

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I purchased this stain to do a DIY bass build project and it turned out absolutely incredible. The product itself is top shelf and the service was fantastic. I will be recommending Stewmac to anyone looking for a quality instrument stain.

5.0

Customer Service Outstanding as Usual

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Great product. Rory in Customer Support came through in a big way - even fielding my emails Sunday evening. Thanks again!
Nice to have such rapid support

5.0

great colors

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I've used these stains for 14 years now and the results are beautiful. The amber stain I recently purchased I've used in the past with red mahogany to stain a mahogany guitar a red amber and it came out absolutely great.

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