New formula, now Ethanol based.
This Ethanol based dye is quick drying and penetrates deep into the wood making it effective on hardwoods and also stripped wood. All the colours can be mixed to give intermediate shades. This is especially useful if a new piece of timber has to be coloured to match a repair, or blend with an existing workpiece. (Approximate coverage 1litre = 10 -14m². Minimum drying time 6 hours).
|Application Method||Brush \ Rag or Cloth|
|Clean Up||Methylated Spirits|
|Coverage||8 m² to 16 m² per litre|
|Drying Time||6 hours|
21 November 2018
Does the job, but not easy to apply evenlyI bought this dye to finish some picture frames in black. It took 3 applications to achieve something like a black colour ( a dark purplish tone), but after a single coat of Osmo oil the colour was fine. It was difficult to get an even colour as the dye dries very quickly, and the surplus needs to be wiped off before it's fully dry. At this point the surface was becoming a bit sticky. On the positive side, the dye can be re-applied after an hour - much quicker than water based dyes and it doesn't raise the grain. For larger areas I will definitely go back to water based dyes.