spirit stain

spirit stain

[′spir·ət ¦stān]
(materials)
A dye dissolved in methylated spirits; used to stain wood surfaces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

spirit stain

A penetrating, alcohol-soluble dye used to stain wood, producing deep color and little fiber swelling.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A SMALL scratches and joints that have opened can be disguised with a spirit stain that dyes the wood and sets hard enough to polish.
When working with a spirit stain, always wear rubber gloves, If you don't, your hands will be walnut colored for quite some time!
I find alcohol or spirit stains helpful when I want greater penetration of the stain and a darker or stronger stain effect.