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ANILINE DYE Water Soluble

Information and Application Guidelines:

The water soluble anilines are best for light fastness, transparency of colour, accentuating the wood grain, ease of application, lack of lap marks and use under lacquer. They will not leave a muddy surface. They can however raise the grain and create a fuzzy look. Prior to staining lightly sponge the surface with clean water or a dilute solution of dye. Sanding off the raised fibers with fine paper after thorough drying will eliminate this problem. Proper surface preparation is well worth the effort. For best results apply with a sponge, soaking areas thoroughly. Squeeze out the sponge and remove the excess stain, leaving a uniformly damp surface. Let the surfaces dry 12-24 hours before proceeding with polishing or finishing. (It is important to have the depths of the wood dry not just the surface)

Hints & Tips:
1 - For consistent results use distilled water & mix powder by weight.
2 - Use plastic straws to pipet (by covering the end with your finger) measured amounts of liquid into a glass container to make small test batches (Keep Notes) then multiply the test batch by an appropriate measure to arrive at a working solution volume.
3 - Remember that the wood tone will show through & blend with the dye colour for your final result. If you are trying to match an existing commercial dyed product, there is a strong possibility that the wood was bleached to remove all colour prior to the dye process; if you hope to replicate the same result, bleach with a two part wood bleach first then dye, you will save hours of frustration.
4 - The water soluble anilines are best for light fastness however different colours are more resistant to fading than others. The following steps are recommended if you wish to assure the best in fade resistance; Use Fresh Solutions, thoroughly saturate the wood with dye 2 or 3 times. Top coat with At Least a sanding sealer, and better, finish coats containing UV (ultraviolet light) inhibitors.

TO MIX: Dissolve aproximately (1 oz. in 1 Pint) or (1/4 Lb. in 2 Quarts) or (1/2 Pound in 1 Gallon) of hot (not boiling) water. Add the powder gradually to the water while stirring or agitating. Mix and store in plastic or glass container. For a darker tone, add powder; for a lighter tone use less powder or add water. Cool to room temperature prior to use. Apply using sponge, brush, or cloth. Dye may be mixed, (In its liquid form), to obtain desired colour, shade, or tonal result. Keep notes and make a test on a scrap of the same wood as to be dyed, evaluate colour after wood is dry. Van Dyck Crystals (genuine walnut crystals) make an excellent and inexpensive base from which to mix wood tones.
STORAGE: It is best to mix what will be used within a short period of time. Store in a dark cool place, tightly capped for up to 6 months.

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AVOID BREATHING POWDER, and AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN OR EYES

Wash Hands thoroughly with soap and water Immediately after use.

ANTIDOTE: EXTERNAL, flush thoroughly with fresh water
INTERNAL, give magnesia, chalk or whiting followed with emetic (induce vomiting) [Tablespoon of mustard and a Tablespoon of warm water] Call a physician.

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VAN DYCK (Vandyke) CRYSTALS

GENUINE WALNUT CRYSTALS

To make an inexpensive and useful water stain VAN DYCK CRYSTALS are dissolved in HOT water (not boiling) to obtain colours from dark brown to a light tan. The quantity of crystals can be varied to obtain the desired colour; or make a strong stock solution, then dilute a portion with hot water for lighter tones. To assure even results strain through muslin or clean cotton cloth to eliminate any possible sediment. (The addition of a tablespoon of Technical Ammonium Hydroxide to a quart of solution will increase the penetration into the wood and slightly darken the colour. Keep the ammonia off your hands and avoid breathing the fumes.) (Use water soluble aniline dye in mixed liquid form to enhance or tone towards warm or cool colours.)
Always make test for results on a scrap piece of the same wood, or on the under side of a piece of furniture, and evaluate after dry. Wear rubber gloves, and apply with sponge brush or clean cloth. Allow to dry from 12 to 24 hours, depending on atmospheric conditions, before proceeding with your finishing schedule. Water soluble dyes will not bleed into solvent based finishes. Keep notes so the colour may be duplicated in the future.

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