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Thread: PureColor stains compared to Minwax?

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    PureColor stains compared to Minwax?

    Does anyone have experience with PureColor stains?

    I'm wondering if they have a color that compares to Minwax Dark Walnut. I could order a bunch of samples from them, but I'd rather not spend a bunch of money and not find anything close. So if anyone has experience with their products and can point me to a color or two that might be close, that would be great.


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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    N.E, Ohio
    If you anyone uses or has used this product I am interested in your experience and opinion of this product. I am trying to move to all water based finishes for my projects.


    Making sawdust regularly, occasionally a project is completed.

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    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Shoreline, CT
    Water borne stains are, in my opinion, generally less desirable than oil based, largely because they dry more rapidly and consequently make getting even applications a more athletic event since you have so much less time to manipulate the stain. I don't know the particular stain you are asking about, but Minwax is a relatively low quality stain.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Southwestern CT
    When trying to darken and even the color on American Black Walnut I have found that Jacobean achieves a more pleasing effect than the Dark Walnut which I find to be very red. I use the solvent based ML Campbell Windsong II products which can be matched to the Minwax colors, but are only available in gallons+. I have found Windsong to be far more stable under either lacquer or varnish than the Minwax products. I have sprayed them but also find wiping works just fine.

    I have no experience with the purecolorinc products but I like what they're saying in their advertisement. Please report back on your experience.
    "the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius

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