Dying wood is an excellent option to add color to any project. When applied correctly, wood dye provides a unique and natural-looking finish highlighting its texture and grain. Achieve the best results by following different tips and tricks, such as choosing UV light-resistant pigments, mixing the dye constantly, and adding a finishing coat.
Choosing UV-Resistant Pigments
Look for pigments or a combination pigment with dye stain specifically formulated to protect the wood against UV rays. Over time, constant exposure to sunlight could fade the color of a non-UV-resistant dye. Countless dyes and mixtures could be used in coloring projects, but moderately saturated colors are ideal in case they fade away.
Mixing the Wood Dye Thoroughly
Before using the dye, it’s important to mix it thoroughly and periodically during the staining process. Some dyes settle at the bottom of the container, creating a concentrated layer that could result in uneven coloring. Therefore, stir it every 10 to 15 minutes during your coloring project.
Adding a Finish Coat
Applying a finish coat could protect the surface once the wood dye has been applied and dried completely. Finishing is crucial as it prevents color fading and ensures a smooth surface. Following the manufacturer’s instructions also ensures a successful and lasting finish coat.