diluting stain?

Old 09-22-02, 11:27 AM
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diluting stain?

I'm just curious - if I diluted a stain would it lighten the colour?Would I use paint thinner, mineral spirits? Any idea how much would make any difference?
Old 09-22-02, 03:47 PM
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Oil base stains are diluted by ading paint thinner (mineral spirits is the same thing). You'll get the same color, but a lighter shade. How much you use depends on the amount of pigment in the original stain as well as how much lighter you want to go - it's trial and error all the way.
Old 09-29-02, 01:06 AM
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Dilute a stain w/paint thinner. I did this with a stain I had custom mixed, it came out very nice. A lighter version of my original

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