Wood Stain – Dying Wood Videos

Making A Bright Red Dye Stain Using The Keda Dye Powder 5 Color Wood Stain Kit

Here I try to show how to color wood a very bright red just in time for Christmas. This red stain color would make a perfect red  for that wooden Santa Claus, adding that little extra touch of vibrancy to your woodwork. I am using one of the best, most vibrant, versatile wood coloring options available, called Keda Dye 

I create this bright red stain by mixing the Keda red stain powder with just a touch of the yellow stain powder into a splash of water, then add rubbing alcohol to help create a little cleaner look to the red finish. The Keda Dye stain powder kit has 5 wood stain colors in one very easy to use kit.

I also try to show how by using different grit sandpapers, you can achieve different wood colors, on wood ranging from Pink stain to a deep bright red stain. There is quite a bit of flexibility with the Keda Dye 5 color kit has.  


For the wood sanding, I went with a 150 grit, which allows for a little better color absorption, and for the coral or hot pink stain color, I went with a 220 – 320 sanding to help reduce the color absorption, creating the lighter pink wood tone.  The wood I used in this red stain video was a hard Maple that does have some slight figuring, but I chose Maple because of the neutral wood color that Maple offers. As for the color mixing ratios them self, they are as follows:

Red Dye ratio was:

1 oz water 3 oz Rubbing Alcohol (or dyes can be mixed into all water)

Keda Red Stain Powder = 1/4th Tsp (0.75 – 0.85 Grams by weight)

Keda Yellow Stain Powder = half of a small pea size (Which you will see in the video ; ) 

I applied the red stain to the wood using a white cotton cloth rag, let it dry good, and for the sealing process, I sealed this red wood formulation with Krylon Triple Thick Glaze ( Which I think is actually intended for pottery lol, but it still worked out). Hey thank you for checking this out, and I really hope that it helps someone pout in their project!

 #red #stain #wood #KedaDye

Wood Dye, Wood Prep, and Popping Figured Wood Grain With The Keda Wood Dye Powder

Here is a detailed video on preparing wood for wood finishing. I tried to show a wood prep for maple wood, and a dying technique for “Popping The Grain” using a figured curly maple wood. The wood dye ratios were very concentrated in this video, and were mixed at the following dye stain ratios:

Black Wood Dye: 2 ounces warm water to 1/4th tsp of black dye powder

Blue Wood Dye: 4 Ounces rubbing alcohol (70% Isopropyl Alcohol) to 1/2 tsp of the Blue Dye Powder.

Wood was prepped with a progression sand utilizing wood specific sandpaper: 120 grit, 150 grit, 180, grit, used hot water to raise the grain (optional) let dry, then sanded with 220 grit (optional) prior to applying the wood dyes to the surface of the wood.

I really hope it helps out, and thank you for watching the video!

You can buy this 5 color wood dye kit here: https://kedadyeinc.com/ordering-information/

You can also buy this wood dye on Amazon and eBay:

Keda Wood Dye Powders: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BAKWTMQ

Keda Wood Dye Powders: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wood-Dye-Aniline-Dyes-Keda-Dye-Colors-Kit-Makes-5-Wood-Stain-Colors-/351947043142