Staining wood before resin

I am taking a break from real boat building to work on a 1/6 scale Jersey Speed Skiff RC model.

There are parts of the boat I want to stain before applying epoxy resin.

I would appreciate any advice on best stain for this application.  Oil or latex?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

 

Rich


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RE: Staining wood before resin

Somebody in the know will chime in here quickly, but I seem to recall people using water based stains prior to epoxy.

Cheers, Grant

RE: Staining wood before resin

Yes  Grant is right use either water or alcohol based stain. Oil and epoxy don't play well together.

 Andy

RE: Staining wood before resin

Just located this CLC Shop Tips feature about using stain. Hope this helps you:

http://www.clcboats.com/shoptips/finishing-tips/staining.html

 Best, Grant

RE: Staining wood before resin

Water soluble aniline dye is cheep and easy to use.

 

RE: Staining wood before resin

Many thanks to Andy, Grant, and "dehager" for your quick responses.  Now I am good to go.

 

Rich

RE: Staining wood before resin

I used aniline water based stains on my wife's WD12, worked awesome.  one time that worked well for me, clear coat the parts that you do not want stained with epoxy so that the stain does not bleed.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=20081&cat=1,190,42942

 

RE: Staining wood before resin

Bear in mind that the waterbased dyes (like Lockwood and others) are not very lightfast. They will fade, often dramatically, from exposure to sunlight. A UV-resistant varnish may help slow down the fading. Some alcohol-based dyes that use metallic colorants (like Behlen SolarLux) are more fade resistant.

Cheers, Pat

RE: Staining wood before resin

When I built one of the Mill Creeks I wanted the deck to match my classic Chris Craft.  I used oil based mahogony filler/stain on the Deck only! I worked it in then used a marine sealer then multiple coats of Captain's 1015 Varnish. Turned out beautiful and still looks great 12 years later!

You cannot use the resin with oil stain but doing a traditional finish on a deck looks fantastic.

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