Blending one color of wood stain into another allows you to create complex colors and colour variations, for dream effects or to mimic the hues in a particular species of timber. While the stain-blending procedure isn’t so difficult, working together with the same type and brand of stain for each color ensures satisfactory outcomes.
Blending hardwood stain can be done in one of two methods, depending on the colours used. In any case, test the mixing procedure on a scrap board to make sure you’re happy with the results before applying it to your job piece. Wipe the first color stain, such as the lighter shade, onto a portion of the job working with a clean rag. Although it is still wet, rub on the second stain color onto the proper area, wiping back above the region where both stains meet to mix the colours.
Mix It Up
Mix the two stains together in a small container with an eyedropper to attain the desired proportions, then testing a scrap to guarantee fulfillment. Wipe among both initial colors above the designated area of the project, stopping before you arrive at the region where the colours will blend. Wipe the second stain color over its region, again leaving the central blending region untouched. Wipe on the combined custom made shade in the region in between, going above the lines of each original colour slightly to blend.