I’ve tried a new two step method to staining my ties.
- Paint the ties with Humbrol #98 Enamel Paint. It’s not a thick coat, more like a wash. My goal is to get a nice warm base wood color.
- Wash with shoe dye & alcohol mix. I do this to fill in the crevices and bring out the highlights.
I’m very happy with this color. The only problem is that the glues I’m using to adhere the tie plates cause the black shoe dye to run. I might paint first, apply tie plates, then wash with the shoe dye/alcohol.