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Manns Water-based Wood Dye

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Give furniture and flooring a new lease of life with a colour makeover. Our water based wood dyes are also ideal for wood crafts & other wood working projects.

Quick and easy to use, concentrated wood dyes can be mixed with just about any water or acrylic based product such as water based stains and water based lacquers/varnishes.

We also provide a range of Exterior Wood Stains for garden furniture, fences and decking.

Overview - Water Based Wood Dyes

Manns Water Based Wood Dyes provide a range of concentrated colours for interior use. Our range of wood dye colours are a colourant only and must be over-coated with either a wood oil or clear varnish to seal the colour in.

This product is low odour, easy to apply and dries in 1 hour. Can be mixed with Manns Water Based Clear Varnishes if required.

Normal application is 1 coat but 2 can be applied to achieve a stronger, darker colour or to help give a more consistent finish if the first coat looks uneven or patchy. Take care to not dislodge the first coat if applying a second.

New shades can be created by inter-mixing the colours. If a more diluted colour is desired, add water and stir thoroughly to evenly distribute the colour pigment with the newly added water.

Note: If colours are mixed to produce a unique colour it's important to ensure that the mixture is well stirred before and during application. The various coloured dyes have different densities and these can separate in the container over time. As an example, the white dye has the heaviest pigment and will sink to the bottom of the container more than other colours in the mix. Manns Water Based Wood Dyes are designed for interior use only.

Need to know how to dye wood? Black wood dye and white wood dye finishes are becoming increasingly popular. There are some great tips and guidelines to help you create the black and white wood finish you want in our blog.

Preparation

Note: Always do a test area.

Wooden floors and surfaces to be stained must be bare wood and free from surface dirt, debris and other contaminates. White spirit is an excellent degreaser and can be used prior to staining to ensure a more consistent finish.

The final wood dye colour and finish may vary depending on the wood type, age of the timber and other factors. Always do a test area before starting the main project.

Application

Manns Pine Wood Dyes are quick and easy to apply with a brush, lint free cloth or foam sponge. Thoroughly work the dye into the surface of the wood taking care to remove any pooling or runs with a cloth or sponge.

This product must be overcoated with a suitable wood oil or varnish to seal the wood dye colour into the wood.

Thinning and Cleaning

Manns Water Based Wood Dye colours can be thinned for a lighter more translucent shade by simply adding water and stirring thoroughly.

Application brushes, rags and sponges can be cleaned with water.

Drying Time

Manns Concentrated Water Based Wood Dyes dry in around an hour. Room temperature, humidity and the type of wood being dyed may affect the overall drying time.

Storage

This product keeps at temperatures above freezing for up to 4 years in a sealed, air tight container. Avoid air in the container by decanting into smaller containers as the Wood Dye is used.

Manns Water-based Wood Dye reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 45 reviews.

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Tim, London
01/09/14

 250ml, Orange
Just what I was looking for, thanks.
I have no previous experience of wood dyes but this did a good job and worked will with the red dye to achieve a two tone effect.
John Walker
09/08/14

 250ml, Blue
Does just what it says on the bottle.
Just bought the three primary colours, and deep joy; they mix just like they should. The stain takes a water-based varnish no problem, and it looks great on pine.
Cahit Niyazi
07/07/14

 1L, White
Perfect shade/consistency
My floors look absolutely fantastic! Just the right amount of consistency to give a semi transparent look. You can water it down if needed but this would depend on your personal preference. I used the Osmo hardwax to seal it, looks great!
Ivor Holmes
18/06/14

 250ml, Yellow
Good product easy to use
Used to highlight the edges of wooden steps for a sight impaired person easy to use and does the job intended
Charles Bowman
30/05/14

 250ml, Black
I make toys and I am very very happy with the results
As I mentioned above I am very very pleased with this product it is very easy to use and leaves a very nice deep finish, and it is safe for children and customers have remarked on the bright colors. I have purchased all of the other colors with the same results
Vaughan Granfield
22/03/14

 1L, Black
Good quality product and prompt service
I like this product because its easy to order and the stain is fade resistant it also has quite good stain penetration there are better stains but they are much more expensive and this does 90% of most types of work I do
Fred Watson
13/02/14

 1L, Red
Mixes well, good coverage
I was disappointed when I bought some red dye and found it was not nearly the same tone of red that I had bought previously. I needed it to match another piece of elm. However, I bought some brown dye and found that I could make a good match by mixing them.
John Jordan
10/01/14

 1L, Blue
Excellent product and first rate service
high quality product, good coverage and very good finish. Good price and prompt delivery.
Ian Langley
24/11/13

 250ml, White
Good dyes in a small bottle excellent if you don't need much
Used to dye selected floorboards in daughters bedroom and combine with brown dyes to make lighter colours to produce Good effects
Jakub Bienczak
24/11/13

 250ml, Black
Can leave strong marks when dry.
Very interesting colour when used on pine. Other nice colours can be achieved when mixed with white stain.
David Taylor
07/11/13

 250ml, Black
High quality, does the job!
I used it on a guitar, and it worked perfectly well. Much better than the Liberon range.
Sarah Hughes
20/09/13

 1L, Blue
Easy to use,versatile and good value for money.
This water based wood dye was perfect for highlighting the grain on the birch ply shelves and units that my husband made for our daughter's room. Dilution was easy, application straight forward and the effect is very pleasing, very blue and easy to varnish over. A great way to liven up or update a tired item, with minimum expense and fuss. Thank you.
David Taylor
05/09/13

 250ml, Red
Easy to use, be cautious when mixing colours of different makes
Best value for money, I added a tiny bit of black to make it wine red, but found that when blending it on the wood (sunburst effect) the colour had a gold appearance - I think this is from the black dye that I used (Liberon) so next time I'll make sure I use the same makes rather than mixing them. Easy to dilute as it's already partially diluted (mix it 50% dye, 50% water) Will definitely use this if there's a next time.
Geoffrey J Prescott
28/08/13

 250ml, Black
Exellent product does what it says on the tin !
excellent product and a first class company to deal with .I have used it to bring back the colour of the hood on my 306 cabriolet , it did an excellent job . It was important to use a water based dye because of the material used on the hood . First Class results !
Nigel Cannard
19/07/13

 250ml, Orange
The best on the market
Tried all wood dyes in the past, this is by far the best I have used
N R
13/05/13

 250ml, Blue
Great service - quick delivery
Great product - easy to apply - and even better can be mixed to create a whole spectrum of true colours - the perfect purple
DIYer Essex
09/05/13

 250ml, White
Safe and harmless. Easy to use
Trying to match existing oak skirting using brown, black, blue and white. Takes some experimentation on sample pieces but it didn't take long to find the right mix.
Jacob Holdsworth
17/04/13

 250ml, Red
Speedy delivery - good service
I ordered the Dye for my GCSE project as i was making a Guitar and wanted a nice deep wine red, after mixing with a little black the colour was perfect, and so easy to use.
Vasil Ingilizov 1875
16/04/13

 1L, White
That dye ROCKS
Just the finish my fussy client wanted ... amazing stuff when it comes to white dyes ...
Tiago Almeida
26/03/13

 250ml, White
Nice results
First I purchased the white, blue and yellow, and they work really well even mixed, so I decided to buy also black and red. With these colours I can pretty much get any colour I want. I'm very happy with the results.


Manns
1-2
coats
10m²
per litre
1 hour
dry time
  • Quick & easy to use
  • Mix & match colours
  • Use with water & acrylic products

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