|No. of coats||1-2|
|Coverage||Up to 10m² per litre|
|Drying time||1 hr|
Vandyke crystals have been used as a traditional method for staining hardwoods for centuries. More recently, they have also been used on Pine and other softwood species. Producing a colour that can range from a very light to a dark brown, the shade of this natural wood stain can be altered by changing the concentration of Vandyke Crystals to water. It is recommended that you keep a record of the concentration of Vandyke crystals to water, as this will help if additional batches of the same colour are required.
The colour produced by Manns Trade Vandyke Crystals can also be adjusted by adding Manns Classic Wood Dye such as red, yellow, orange or brown to achieve a wide range of colours and shades.
Ensure that wooden surfaces to be stained are dry, clean and free from surface dirt, debris and other surface contaminants.
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.
Contrary to popular belief, Vandyke crystals are best dissolved in cold water rather than warm or hot, which is the usual recommendation for mixing.
Once dry, the stain should be sealed with a suitable top such as a wood varnish, wax or wood oil
|Manns Extra Tough Floor Varnish||A clear, water-based polyurethane floor varnish for all types of wood flooring|
|Manns Extra Tough Interior Varnish||A clear, water-based polyurethane varnish for interior wooden surfaces|
|Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Floor Varnish||An extremely durable, two-component wooden floor varnish for all softwood and hardwood flooring|
|Manns Trade Extra Tough Pro Lacquer||A two-component, water-based lacquer for high traffic areas such as wooden floors, kitchens and table tops|
|Manns Trade Bar Top Lacquer||A strong, solvent-based lacquer for use on wooden bar tops and table tops|
Alternative brands of interior wood varnish or wood lacquer can be used.
If using a water-based top coat, apply the first coat thinly, passing over the surface with few strokes to avoid any lifting or dragging of the stain. Apply the second coat as normal, de-nibbing between coats.
|Manns Premier Door Oil||A premier grade hard wax oil for use on all types of bare interior wooden doors|
|Manns Premier Top Oil||A hard-wearing worktop oil for use on wooden table tops, kitchen worktops, chopping boards and more|
Alternative brands of interior wood oil can also be used.
|Manns Classic Beeswax Polish||A high quality, clear, beeswax polish for use on sealed or unsealed interior wooden surfaces|
Alternative brands of interior wood wax or wood polish can be used.