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  • Q: How can I lighten the tone of aniline dye after it has dried on my project?

    I built a cherry table to accompany an old Welsh Cupboard top. The top is cherry and is quite a dark color.  I am working with aniline dye for the first time.  After much experimentation on cutoffs I was satisfied with the result and applied the water based dye. It turned out way too dark.  Any ideas on lightening the project?    I suppose it would be much easier to darken the tone than to lighten it.  But now that I have reached this place I need some advice about lightening up the color before I finish with Garnet Shellac.  Thank you.

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