OK I have conducted yet another test using a suggestion by Jumbojack to score the edge of the timber before dying to contain the dye.
He (I assume Jumbojack is male otherwise apologies on the gender slipup) has added a comment and photos supporting his method on the previous Tool tip # 5 worth and well worth further investigation.
So here we go (and this is the last in the Dye Painters Tape series)
I set up another test sample, I needed to delineated the area so I drew a semi circle on two areas to be tested, this is purely for the ability to see where the score section is.
Picture No 1 The test area set out
I again used black dye the worst case test, for timber dye.
After drawing in the two test areas I used my hobby knife set to score the line into the pencil arc.
As I haven’t used my Hobby knives for some time this was a bit tricky for me but I managed it without too much difficulty.
Picture No 2 The right hand semi circle scored
I then used a brush, again a worst case process for applying the dye to each test ares.
I started at the left and finished on the right hand side.
Picture No 3 The final results.
There is no doubt scoring the timber works and limits the penetration of the dye.
Care must be taken to ensure there is only a minimal amount of dye on the brush otherwise weeping will occur which is avoidable if practice runs on test areas are conducted.
Enjoy ….I am off the fire up the BBQ for a snack!!
-- Regards Robert