A wood dye is mostly colourant and solvent. Sometimes in the case of water based dyes there might be a small amount of acrylic resin in it to bind the colour. However, as a rule dyes are not strong enough to be left without a tougher top coat to stop them from wearing. Dyes work most effectively on absorbent bare wood. Stripped wood is often problematic as it can be very unevenly porous. This is where a woodstain might be better. Woodstains are a combination of colour, solvent and resin, are reasonably strong and will make a more even coat of colour on older wood.

We also stock some brightly coloured dyes that are suitable for bare wood. 

Liberon Palette Wood Dye

Ideal for dying / colouring all interior bare wood work, whilst leaving the natural beauty of the grain visible.

  • Water based dye for interior wood work
  • Leaves grain visible
  • Suitable for use on both hard and soft woods
  • For use prior to oil, wax, varnish and french polish finishes
  • Colour range mixable to create unique shades

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Liberon Spirit Wood Dye

A traditional dye which penetrates deep into the wood, ideal for use on hardwoods and for furniture restoration/

  • For colouring hardwoods such as mahogany and oak
  • Ideal for colouring previously finished woods
  • Easy to apply
  • Colours are intermixable
  • Ethanol based formula

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Liberon Van Dyck Crystals

Crystals that can be used as a traditional, water based wood dye.

  • Drying time: minimum 12 hours
  • Traditional method for colouring oak, mahogany and walnut
  • Natural Dye made from walnut husks
  • Intensity of colour is controlled by strength of dilution

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