Water Soluble Aniline Dye Powder
Water soluble aniline dye powder, a synthetic wood dye whose development dates back to the mid 19th century. These modern version is water soluble, easy to apply and available in a wide selection of colours all of which exhibit good lightfastness.
14 gram bags, each of which will make approximately:
1 litre of standard strength liquid dye
0.5 litre of concentrated liquid dye
2 litres of wash strength liquid dye
1 litre of dye will cover approximately 8 square metres. This can vary depending on the species, type and surface condition of the wood to which it is applied. All swatches shown are 2 coats of standard strength dye applied to maple which has been sanded to 320 grit.
BEST USED FOR:
All interior wood dye applications, on soft- and hardwoods, and engineered timbers such as plywood. Suitable for use under all lacquers, varnishes, shellacs and oils.
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR:
As a water soluble dye, this cannot be mixed with solvent-based lacquers or varnishes. For vintage finishes where fading is desirable use the Alcohol Soluble Aniline Dye Powder. For all other circumstances use Metal Complex Dye Powder to tint solvent-based lacquers and varnishes (nitrocellulose, shellac etc.).
Add boiling water to a suitable container (we recommend glass or HDPE) and stir
Gradually add dye and continue stirring until it is all dissolved
Leave to cool to room temperature
We recommend straining before use to remove any undissolved clumps of dye
Dye can be applied by sponge, cloth, brush, spray or dip
Powder dye should be stored at room temperature in a sealed container and away from direct sunlight.
Once mixed, the dye can be stored for up to 1 year in a suitable container. Shake well before use.