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Old 10-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Couple quick dye questions

So all I really need to know is:

Can you use water based dyes with Mahogany? I'm concerned that it's so porous that the water in the dye will damage the wood, should I use alcohol for this?

Do you grain fill before or after dying? Most people seem to say after, but just making sure.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
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I have used water based dyes and they are fine..the idea is just to not soak the wood

always stain before grain filling because the colour won't penetrate through the filler if you do it first
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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Do so in the sun. It won't stay wet for long.
Use a clear grain filler.
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