|Forum topic by Dedvw||posted 03-18-2014 12:32 AM||703 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-18-2014 12:32 AM
So I’m new to the whole dying process. I love the color and the way it applies, but have had some “running” during the poly coats stage of my finish process.
Here is what I’m doing:
Maple top and pine body cabinet. I apply the dye (TransTint) with alcohol to the maple one day and pine the next. I waited three days to apply the water based poly coat over the top of the dye and when I applied the poly, I noticed it was picking up the dye and causing blotching. Some area it was even removing most of the dye color from the wood while brushing the poly on. I even tried to wipe down the wood after dye application to remove some loose dye. This wipe down was done after my first poly coat ran. So I’ve applied poly on dyed wood and pre-wiped dyed wood.
What am i doing wrong to set the dye before brushing my poly coats on?
A little background on me, I have a number of years finishing projects under my belt. I’m not a newbie to staining, just dying wood. I’ve used poly over stain on a number of projects without any problems like this
Thanks to everyone for the help.