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Manns Water-based Wood Dye

  4.8/5.0 (98 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

Manns Water-based Wood Dyes provide a range of concentrated colours for interior use only. Quick, easy to use and almost no odour.

Can be used to tint many water or acrylic-based coating systems, or can be applied directly on to bare wood to then be overrated with either a wood oil or clear varnish to seal the colour in.

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

Brand Manns
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time hr
Size 100ml Sample, 1L, 5L
GTIN 5060403896568, 5060403896575, 5060403896582, 5060403896599, 5060403896605, 5060403896612, 5060403896629, 5060403896636, 5060403896643, 5060403896650, 5060403896667, 5060403896674, 5060403896681, 5060403896698, 5060403896704, 5060403896711, 5060403896728, 5060403896735, 5060403896742, 5060403896759, 5060403896766

Overview of Water Based Wood Dyes

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

98 customer reviews
4.8/5.0
 
I couldn't have chosen a better product for the finish I wanted by Kevin Holland

This product transformed a dark oak stained fireplace into a nearly identical colour as the overmantle. I couldn't be more pleased with the results. Easy to brush on and wipe to give the required finish. Brilliant product.

Reviewed 1L, Black on: 11/11/16
Strong colour by Christopher Towers

Was looking for a pure red dye. Tried this and very pleased with results.

Reviewed 1L, Red on: 05/11/16
Good product by JOHN BURNETT

great for dyeing the black bits of penguins

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Black on: 26/10/16
Another good product by JOHN BURNETT

got a nice brown for dyeing horses

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Brown on: 26/10/16
It covers well by JOHN BURNETT

this product did give me the cover i needed

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Red on: 26/10/16
Extremely good by Susan L Downer

The depth of the colour on Pine was very good

Reviewed 1L, Black on: 28/09/16
Does the trick nicely by G Byles

I used it to stain a musical instrument. It works well, however it is important to do a test piece first. It worked for me by starting with a very weak mix and building up coat by coat. Also the order was handled very efficiently - 5* for that :) I will be buying more colours soon, enough said.

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Black on: 17/09/16
Works fine by G Byles

I used it to stain a musical instrument. It works well, however it is important to do a test piece first. It worked for me by starting with a very weak mix and building up coat by coat. I used the brown along with the black to get graduated shading. Also the order was handled very efficiently - 5* for that :) I will be buying more colours soon, enough said.

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Brown on: 17/09/16
Great delivery by Mark Bullen

Good stain

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Black on: 13/09/16
Just what I needed by Mark Bullen
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Yellow on: 13/09/16
Excellent stain, does exactly what it says by Scott McPhee

Did a glider frame for a rocking horse in planed redwood and as the horse was black we decided to try a black frame. I gave the frame two coats applied with a sponge and it still looked grainy but after spraying the frame with the manns high gloss water based varnish, incredible. Almost piano black! Still enough grain to let you see that it's not plastic but the perfect finish for this job. Well chuffed with the first trial!

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Black on: 07/09/16
As above by George Wheeler
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Black on: 05/09/16
V good, sharp colours easy to use I shall be using these often by George Wheeler
Reviewed 100ml Sample, White on: 05/09/16
Good by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Blue on: 24/08/16
Good by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Brown on: 24/08/16
Verygood by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Orange on: 24/08/16
Good by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Red on: 24/08/16
Verygood by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, Yellow on: 24/08/16
Good by Alan Tarrant
Reviewed 100ml Sample, White on: 24/08/16
Easy to use and nice, vibrant colour by Chris Barton

I used this to dye a pine guitar body. Very pleased with the 100ml sample. I bought 2 to be on the safe side, and didn't need to open the second as I got a good, even finish using just the one. Easy to apply using a paintbrush. I used it undiluted as I wanted a deep, rich colour, but I'd recommending diluting it 50:50 to start with if you're not sure

Reviewed 100ml Sample, Blue on: 15/08/16