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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.