minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

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minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

Post by dmin77 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:14 pm

Does anyone have experience using minwax stain pens to darken fretboard wood?

Wondering if it’s safe to use, etc..

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Re: minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:33 am

If the fretboard is rosewood then use lemon oil. This will naturally darken it. From what I’ve seen on here the same can be done for pau ferro fingerboards as well.

I’ve used the Minwax pens to repair scratched commercial doors at work. It is fine for that purpose, but the pens just don’t flow that great. I wouldn’t have much faith in it for going over such a large surface. I think it’s a bad idea to put it on something that will exposed to frequent touching too.

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Re: minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

Post by dmin77 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 pm

TeenageShutdown! wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:33 am
I think it’s a bad idea to put it on something that will exposed to frequent touching too.

Yeah I was thinking that, too.
It’s a bound pau ferro board w/ block inlays.
Will go with lemon oil. Thanks!

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Re: minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:52 am

dmin77 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Yeah I was thinking that, too.
It’s a bound pau ferro board w/ block inlays.
Will go with lemon oil. Thanks!
There’s a thread about it under the new section. The thread is NGD: 60th Anniversary Jazzmaster, Black.

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Re: minwax stain pen / fretboard wood

Post by Ayrton » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:47 pm

I use the Ebony pens to darken Rosewood all the time. Works great
-Chris

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