Northwest Guitars Water-Based Wood Stain - 250ml
After months of research and testing, we're really excited to introduce our new range of guitar specific water-based wood stains.
Designed to work best on light coloured woods, these stains will produce a deep vibrant finish, with easy application and relativley quick drying times.
Our stains can be used straight out of the tin, with the mnimum of prep (just sand the unfinished body smooth) and applied with a lint free cloth or sponge appliator. Drying time is around 3 hours. 2 coats tends to be enough for a deep rich finish, but addtional coats can be applied if you're looking for a deeper colour.
Conversely, if you're looking for a lighter finish, our stains can be easily diluted with water.
All of our coloured stains can also be mixed together to achieve custom shades.
One 250ml bottle will give you plenty to play with, with enough product to easily complete 2 or 3 guitars.
Apply with a lint-free cloth or sponge applicator. Rub away any excess ot achieve even coverage. Allow to dry and then apply further coats until you reach your desired shade.
Please note: Colour may vary slightly depending on number of coats applied, wood type and preparation method
Looking for a glossy finish to your project? You can find our Water Based glossy top coat here
I wanted to refinish the top of my Taylor acoustic because it had a small dent in it. I sanded the spruce top back to the bare wood and applied two coats of diluted amber stain with a sponge 'brush'. The finish was hopelessly blotchy as the varying grain density of the spruce soaked up different amounts of the stain. I had to sand it all off again. Might be okay on other woods but this didn't work for me.
Excellent product, produced a first class finish, highly recommended.