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Best colors to use to represent various wood without using stain

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Does anyone have any tips on what color (names and paint type) to represent various types of natural wood without using stain.


All the builds I've done (3) working on 4 use bass wood for it's primary wood, which is very light in color. I would like to find some paint colors to paint deck items, doors, window frames, railings, bullwarks etc, etc that  would represent natural looking wood. I have some Model Expo Light Earth color that I have added a touch of black. If I paint it on very dry (thin) it looks fairly good. However if I actually paint it like you would paint a wall or something large, then it looks like brown paint. I hope that made sense.


Any tips, suggestions recommendations would greatly be appreciated.





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