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Lacquer colors

Lacquer colors

From:
Anthony DiGirolamo
Date:
2015-07-13 @ 23:49
Hey all,

I got myself some clear lacquer for finishing the case but now I'm thinking
a nice blue lacquer might look really good. I don't really want to spoil
the wood appearance though so I'm wondering if anyone has tried this.

Thanks!

Re: [atreus] Lacquer colors

From:
Matt Gauger
Date:
2015-07-14 @ 02:00
I might recommend some water-based stain in the form of a dye that you
water down. That's what is used for translucent lacquer guitar finishes.
These are what I'd recommend if you were finishing a guitar:

http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/ColorTone_Liquid_Stains.html


One bottle of that would finish a LOT of keyboards. A little goes a long
way.

Also note that the stain should be rubbed in, not applied with a foam
brush. There's lots of videos on YouTube showing how it is done.


On Monday, July 13, 2015, Anthony DiGirolamo <anthony.digirolamo@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I got myself some clear lacquer for finishing the case but now I'm
> thinking a nice blue lacquer might look really good. I don't really want to
> spoil the wood appearance though so I'm wondering if anyone has tried this.
>
> Thanks!
>


-- 
Matt Gauger

Re: [atreus] Lacquer colors

From:
Phil Hagelberg
Date:
2015-07-16 @ 04:26
Matt Gauger <matt.gauger@gmail.com> writes:

> I might recommend some water-based stain in the form of a dye that you
> water down. That's what is used for translucent lacquer guitar finishes.
> These are what I'd recommend if you were finishing a guitar:
> 
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/ColorTone_Liquid_Stains.html

FWIW I found when I was first looking into the lacquering process that
searching for guitar construction or repair tutorials was a great way to
find tips that work for the keyboard case.

-Phil

Re: [atreus] Lacquer colors

From:
Anthony DiGirolamo
Date:
2015-07-14 @ 02:58
Very cool, thanks for the link!

On Mon, Jul 13, 2015, 22:00 Matt Gauger <matt.gauger@gmail.com> wrote:

> I might recommend some water-based stain in the form of a dye that you
> water down. That's what is used for translucent lacquer guitar finishes.
> These are what I'd recommend if you were finishing a guitar:
> 
http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_and_Supplies/Finishing_Supplies/ColorTone_Liquid_Stains.html
>
>
> One bottle of that would finish a LOT of keyboards. A little goes a long
> way.
>
> Also note that the stain should be rubbed in, not applied with a foam
> brush. There's lots of videos on YouTube showing how it is done.
>
>
> On Monday, July 13, 2015, Anthony DiGirolamo <anthony.digirolamo@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I got myself some clear lacquer for finishing the case but now I'm
>> thinking a nice blue lacquer might look really good. I don't really want to
>> spoil the wood appearance though so I'm wondering if anyone has tried this.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>
>
> --
> Matt Gauger
>
>