We are well recognized in the market for offering dyes
that finds usage in Woodworking Industry. In the present day working, the
use of dye in woodworking industry is a common practice. Right from
finishing to remove stains, to toners which are applied for blending
different species of wood and make unmatched colors appears uniform in same
wood, dyes indeed have a widespread usage area in this industry.
Some of the other usages of dyes in woodworking include:
- Getting added in coatings for making shading stains (Resulting in
color and coating in one operation)
- For preparing color touch ups
- Used as a versatile colorant having capacity to improve & enhance
finishing and restoration operations
Some of the most popular combinations of dye colors which have high usage
in furniture sector include:
- Red mahogany
- Brown mahogany
- Dark walnut
- Medium walnut
- Red maple
- Golden oak
There are different dye varieties that find application in the furniture
industry. These include:
- As compared to others, oil dyeing is slow process. Though it
allows more open time, but at the same time longer dry time is needed.
Alcohol and Lacquer Dyes
- These dyes are similar to each other and have the
capacity to dry exceptionally fast. This property makes them difficult to be
applied by brush/wiping process. Giving best results when sprayed, these
dyes can be applied to coatings as transparent shading stain. Further, these
also do not raise wood's grain and generally solvents for these soluble are
lacquer thinners and denatured alcohol.
Water type Dyes
- These dyes display best clarity and are typically most
transparent. Among dyes used in woodworking, these are the most colorfast.
One factor which is to be considered here is that as these are solvent is
water, the dyeing process is very slow. Unlike Alcohol & lacquer dyes,
these are used to raise the grain of wood.
- These can also be used with suitable thinners.
Other Parameters to be seen in Woodwork dyes:
Some of the other parameters that need to be seen before using a dye in a
particular woodwork based application include:
- Dye colors are very deceiving to eyes when these are applied. At
times, both powder and liquid stain seems to appear as single color but
after coating, colors look quite different.
Color strength of Dyes
- These vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Keeping in mind the manufacturer's recommendation, please ensure what ratio
of dye to solvent is right one.
- In todays market, there are a variety of dyes that are
made available in market for application in woodwork field. Here, before
going for the purchase, it is important to determine if the same is
compatible when sealed with coatings. Further, it also needs to be seen if
it can be added to coatings and used for making shading stains as well as
what solvent is used to dissolve it and which solvent types fasten or slow
down dry time.
Dyes or Pigments:
Dyes are good for doing touch ups on furniture as these have transparency
and thus do not block out natural wood as pigmented colorants do if they are
not thinned out. The plus point of pigment is that as compared to some
finishes, pigmented colorants are better in matching opaque-colored
finishes. Further, pigmented colorants also come up with white colors plus
other color options that can be mixed from them. All in all, we can say that
both dye and pigments have equal importance at their respective
application/end usage areas.