Ready To Match (RTM) Water Based Stain System

Hard maple. Color: RTM Custom Color #130 1:1 ratio used Staining Process: I used a wiped on method of dipping a shop towel that was kind of bunched up to a round point, using consistent pressure and moving with the grain. I used a feathered edge while working on the long boards. I then immediately went back and did a second coat using the same method. I was working under almost ideal conditions of 70F and 50% humidity. Topcoat: First coat was original Enduro Var I had purchased last year...

In the booth today spraying some RTM #47 on an oak built in.


RTM #47 = 5 parts Burnt Umber + 1 part Trans Red Oxide + 3 parts Tavern Brown

The addition of the wine rack really brought this build to life. White oak with Strong Black RTM stain.

Refinishing mahogany door. This door was sanded and stained with strong black RTM from General Finishes - this is as black as it gets! Sealed with satin sprayed High Performance varnish. I loved this project because by using a stain instead of paint, you can still see the grain of the wood through the solid, strong black stain, great choice!