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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 60 reviews.

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Martin Murphy
21/02/15
 250ml, Brown
Great product, used to stain a guitar
Very happy with this, and the other colours I bought. Got them to custom stain a guitar.
Martin Murphy
21/02/15
 250ml, Yellow
Used to stain a guitar
Used to stain a guitar and very happy with the results.
Steve
10/02/15
 250ml, Blue
Good Product
Very good stain, much better coverage than stated and a very nice rich colour A++
Sydney James
07/02/15
 1L, Blue
Brilliant!
Being water based it mixes with the other Manns water based products and your thinners come straight out of the tap! The colours and shades you can produce are endless.
Sydney James
07/02/15
 250ml, Yellow
Still brilliant
As with the other stains & dyes a joy to use, vibrant colours all intermixable.
Mitchell Ross
30/01/15
 1L, Brown
Superb
I had a non standard use for my stain. I'm using it to stain natural veg tan leather. It works fantastic and really brings out the grain adding an awesom vintage patina making things look 100 years old when new. Really pleased and much better value and more environmentally friendly than solvent oil based stains.
Nigel Langdon
22/01/15
 1L, Red
Just what I needed
A hard to find product...you won't be dissapointed
Edward Sibley
27/12/14
 250ml, Blue
Dying small bits of wood, worked very well.
Dye behaved exactly as expected, dried very quickly, blended just fine with the other pigments I ordered so I could get a whole range of colours in the end. I got the smallest bottles but I've got loads left - I'd say there's enough dye in these small bottles to colour something pretty big, like a dining table, depending on how dark you want the stain to be.
Mervyn Williams
20/12/14
 250ml, Brown
A good product dilute to lighten
A good product but when mixed with yellow the yellow tended to green. This was easily resolved by adding a little red. Used for finishing a guitar body
Mervyn Williams
20/12/14
 250ml, Yellow
A nice bright yellow
Easily mixed with other water based dyes. I used this for finishing a guitar body
David Baker
13/12/14
 5L, White
Very good brilliant coverage good finish
I would Use this again as it is a very good product So easy to work with
Colin Scott
07/12/14
 250ml, Yellow
Bright thick colour
Excellent bright yellow stain, really made the wood grain pop. mixed this with some Orange and red stains to achieve a burst effect over a few coats. Exactly what I needed.
Worcestershire Woodworker
12/11/14
 1L, Black
Does exactly what it says on the can
Dense black, good penetration. Easy to apply, easy to clean up. Works well on softwood, does not raise the grain too much. Economical in use. Excellent product!
Wayne Sonnet
04/11/14
 1L, Brown
Does what it has to do
Great product, had to dilute it down quite a bit to get the shade I required which meant it went a lot further than I expected.
Kelvin Moon
12/10/14
 250ml, White
High quality. Outstanding service.
Excellent quality. I carried out a direct comparison with other dyes on the market ...and this was by far and away the most consistent, greatest cover and best finish. Playing around with different concentrations. it became very clear that it gave far more for your money than the more concentrated preparations. Care over delivery was outstanding too: text updates on exactly when the item was to be delivered (within the hour) and by whom (!) was an experience I had never had with any delivery service.
Our feedback:-
I'm glad the product was to your liking and it went a lot further than expected. Thanks for the review!
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


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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