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wanderingwest

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10-31-2013 10:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question wood dye finishing

Hi, This is my first post here. I’ve been everywhere in my town looking for someone that sells wood dye but I guess nobody in Flagstaff does. I was wondering if anybody had recommendations for any sites or brands since I will be buying the dye for my first time and sight unseen. Thanks.


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rrww

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#1 posted 10-31-2013 10:52 PM

Transtint

Homestead Finshing

Rockler Sells it too.

Lockwood Makes Good Dye

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#2 posted 10-31-2013 11:45 PM

I just ordered Transtint from Rockler myself.

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#3 posted 10-31-2013 11:51 PM

Leather dye works. I buy alcohol soluble fresco colors from
Woodworker’s Supply, but they are really artists pigments
and I suppose you can get them from art supply stores.

I’ve used water soluble wood dyes too but prefer the
alcohol dyes.

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 11:53 PM

Supposedly the Transtint is compatible with both water and alcohol.

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#5 posted 11-01-2013 12:07 AM

I buy Color FX dyes from Wood Essence.
The nice thing is that they offer a starter pack of 12 two ounce bottles of concentrate that will give you a wide range of colors without breaking the bank. They are very good dyes, soluble in water, alcohol or a mixture.

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MarkwithaK

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#6 posted 11-01-2013 12:22 AM

Man I wish I would have found that earlier. Thanks for the tip.

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#7 posted 11-01-2013 12:33 AM

Here are some very good instructions with the link to their dye at the bottom of the page: http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/more/LW-dyeinfo.html

I just used the light maple to pop curly maple with great results. I’m trying to get a write up on this experience and product which I hope post shortly. Good luck.

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 01:15 AM

If you have a Woodcraft store in your area, they have a good selection of dyes.

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#9 posted 11-01-2013 01:25 AM

Tools for Working Wood sells Lockwood dyes.

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#10 posted 11-03-2013 10:30 PM

Thanks. I could only find one or two options for dye when I looked online originally but I knew there were more options out there. I actually had a guy at a paint store here tell me that nobody uses dye for anything anymore because it’s so messy and performs too poorly. Ha! Thanks again.

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#11 posted 11-03-2013 10:44 PM

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 04:49 AM

+1 for WD Lockwood , good selection and good company to deal with direct. Good customer service too

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