OK, I have received the Transtint that Dave suggested a few weeks ago. I am ready to start playing mad chemist. I also got the color chart.
I like to have things at hand, so I bought a measuring cup and a set of funnels just for mixing colors. Hit the Dollar store so it was inexpensive. I think I will get a spare can or two from HD.
I know I need to carefully record the recipes as I mess around.
Now a couple of questions for you more experienced chemists. I think I can mix into alcohol, water, sanding sealer, shellac, lacquer, or perhaps even varnish for the color carrier. Final finish will be NC Lacquer because I have some. I am aiming for a cinnamon color on BB ply.
1. Should I apply wood conditioner (blotch control) first?
2. Any preface for the color carrier?
3. What is the protocol in terms of order? I.e., conditioner, sealer with color, final finish? Or, conditioner, color, sealer, final finish? Or?
Go for it! I need all the help I can get. The project at hand is the bookcase I began a few weeks ago and then decided to get the color and finish on the inside before assembly. Books are stacked in boxes so I want to get this project DONE!