Features: All colors are intermixable to produce custom shades That adds depth to your finish. Aniline is an organic compound with the formula C 6 H 5 NH 2.Consisting of a phenyl group attached to an amino group, aniline is the simplest aromatic amine.It is an industrially significant commodity chemical, as well as a versatile starting material for fine chemical synthesis. 4. J.E. Wood Essence is very pleased to make available to Canadian customers a metal-complex liquid dye concentrate that can be used as a bare wood Stain or as a Tint compatible with many other finishing products including lacquer, shellac and waterbased finishes. When dry they'll produce a surface that the oil finish can adhere to. Dye is quite different. If you wish to use shellac as a stain, simply take Super Blonde, which is the clearest of all grades, and mix the required alcohol based aniline dye till the desired color is achieved. Wood Dye - Aniline Dye 5 Color Kit - Wood Stain Kit ... For use as a finish toner, simply add the dye concentrate to shellac, water-base finishes, solvent lacquers, and catalyzed varnish or lacquers. They offer several advantages over conventional oil-based pigment stains: far less fumes, more uniform grain penetration, fewer blotches, better bang … Applying Aniline Dye and Shellac Bob Rozaieski I'm a passionate woodworking enthusiast of over 30 years, with an interest in the methods of pre-industrial joiners and cabinetmakers. thanks Glen. As a result, dye travels wherever the solvent travels, and that’s deeper into the wood than stains. Water-soluble aniline dyes are also available, but water tends to raise the grain of the wood. 3. These dyes may be finished with varnish, shellac, water based finishes, lacquers, oils or wax. I then sprayed the water based aniline dye, a dark red mahogany J. E. Moser brand. Make sure to addjust a small quantity of the stainor dye as they are highly concentrated. If you are using water soluble dye, the alcohol in the shellac will lift it somewhat so don't overbrush the shellac. By the end of the century, they were used in … After it is harvested the dark, reddish-brown resin is crushed into granules, rinsed to remove the natural dye and then dried. Aniline dye is the most likely candidate. Flood it on with a staining sponge, and wipe it off with shop towels. I’ve mixed dyes with my topcoat before and found TransTint liquid dyes (available at any woodworking store) work best. Aniline dyes are made from aniline oils or coal tar derivatives. Moser's® Aniline Dye Stain is a dry powder that is dissolved to produce a stain of exceptional clarity, color and grain accentuation: Normally mixed in a concentration of one ounce of stain to one quart of denatured alcohol; strain prior to use. I think it is the best product for furniture because it is easy to use, can be brushed on or sprayed, and dries quickly compared to urethane. Again per manufacturer's instructions, allowed 24 hour dry. The dye as above – water/soap, water, acetone. I had sealed the inlay with a bond shellac, 2 coats before applying the paste wood filler and before spraying the aniline dye. Les Paul Guitar Forum. A few years ago, I mixed (IIRC) Forest Green LV aniline dye in shellac and got a blue/purple colour. Aniline DYE Powder (Water Soluble) These DYES are blended by Merit Industries and are intended for professional use only. Mix with water for an economical, non-flammable stain or with alcohol/ lacquer thinner for a fast drying, non-grain raising stain. At Mountain Springs Woodcraft, aniline dye and lacquer replace turn-of-the-century fuming and shellac for the mission look. Some folks add a waterbase binder (your urethane should work) to the dye solution - 25% or so by volume - to lock down the dye from the shellac. OIL soluble powder dye stains are a good choice for open grained woods like oak, chestnut, elm, ash, and for pine or other resinous woods. They are often used in permanent markers and come in all colors. You really don't need a lot of dye. I'd suggest dyeing the wood directly, as black as it will absorb, and then mix in dye with the shellac to apply over top. I use shellac on nearly every project that passes through my shop doors. It’s easy because the dye is a concentrated liquid. We prefer the water-soluble dyes because they offer maximum clarity and colorfastness and are the easiest to use. Its main use is in the manufacture of precursors to polyurethane, dyes, and other industrial chemicals. All colors are intermixable to produce custom shades. The dye doesn't just sit on the surface—it penetrates deep into the wood, permanently staining the wood and allowing the natural grain to show through. Tim Inman: Both the wood and finish tend to color with aging. Aniline dye is the best method I’ve found to add color to my furniture without camouflaging the surface. For Shellac – I have read household ammonia diluted 1:15, water/soap, water. Bulls Eye® Shellac is an alcohol-based solution of pure lac, a natural resin secreted by tiny insects on certain trees, mainly in India. They can be purchased from THESE PEOPLE. For use as a finish toner, simply add the dye concentrate to shellac, water-base finishes, solvent lacquers, and catalyzed varnish or lacquers. I just finished a walnut end table using aniline dye, unwaxed shellac, followed by 3 or more coats of Fuhr 355 acrylic varnish. I think you are suggesting alcohol, water/soap, water, acetone? Otherwise the oil will loosen/smear the water-based color as you described. ALCOHOL Soluble ANILINE DYE ANILINE ALCOHOL Wood DYE Transparent, Soluble, Penetrating ALCOHOL soluble powder dye stains are suited for repair or refinishing on all woods as well as coloring sap streaks and other dye requirements where quick drying is required. These are the first '58-spec models from the very first run by Gibson's first authorized boutique builder. Apply a sealer coat (Zinsser Sealcoat) of a shellac-based finish by wiping: flooding the surface with finish and wiping it off. Due to application and use conditions beyond our control, Merit cannot be held responsible for final results, nor does it guarantee light-fastness of these Dye stain products. (11-11-2016, 07:46 PM) motleyh Wrote: Water and oil don't mix -- you can't use an oil-based finish over a water-based dye, unless you use a barrier coat in between. 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