Thursday, July 29, 2010
Rockler Woodworking sells a fantastic sample pack for General Finishes' stains and dyes. There are 5 packs available depending on the type of dye or stain (water or oil-based) along with one for milk paints. The boards are a good size, have a clearcoat on them, and are dual sided: one side is oak the other birch. Getting a match to my friend's entertainment center took all of a minute and best of all, I didn't have to carry the drawer to the store to match to the samples mounted way up high.
The packs aren't cheap at $20 each, but I got them on a sale and really only use the water-based dyes and water-based stains. Definitely worth considering.