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Can I tint Thompson's Water Seal with Minwax oil stain?

8 years ago

I am trying to match a dark stain on new, pressure-treated pine that will be installed as exterior trim. Thompson's Water Seal Semi-Transparent Stain makes a similar color but I think it will still need some tweaking. Can I tint it with a very small amount (1:4 or maybe even 1:8) of Minwax oil based liquid stain? I am hoping that since both the Thompsons and the Minwax are oil based, there won't be any issues.

The amount of wood that needs to be stained is very small and is semi-protected from the elements, so I'm more concerned with matching the color than I am with waterproofing properties.


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