Finishing Touch Dyes Can Open Up A Whole New World For Coloring Wood
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Dye Stains Photos by Carl Duguay In an earlier article (Feb/Mar 2018) we looked at pigment stains, which are by far the most popular colourant woodworker's use when they want to colour wood.While some of these stains consist only of pigment, many also contain a mixture of pigment and dye.
Regardless, in both formats the pigments are suspended in a binder that bonds the pigments to the wood surface, while a carrier spreads the pigment and binder over the wood surface.A key aspect of these stains is that the blend of pigment and binder remains on the surface of wood, lodged in pores and surface scratches.
A stain consisting solely of dye, however, is quite a different type of colourant.DyeologyA dye is a soluble microscopic chemical substance that dissolves in a liquid.Once dissolved, the dye molecules remain suspended in the liquid and don't settle out.
Dye molecules p*n*tr*t* deeper into the wood structure than pigments, without needing a binder to bond them in place.And, because dyes are translucent (semi-transparent) they don't obscure the wood grain or muddy it up, which enhances the depth of the finish.
The absence of a binder means that each application of the dye will...