Wood Staining

Keda Dye offers application tips on wood staining and applying dye stain from our aniline dyes. Use these to get the look you want for your wood piece by following our easy instructions. These tips should be followed after properly mixing dyes.

Aniline Dyes Application Tips

The aniline dyes in our kits are affordable and known for highlighting wood grains and leaving a clean, vibrant finish. Test your dye stain and wood sealer on a scrap piece of wood to determine your complete color outcome. To apply, sand the entire wood surface with 150-grit to 180-grit sandpaper and wipe the area clean after you’re finished. Use fresh dye stains to ensure fade resistance and best results for dye colors.

Mix the wood dye with water or isopropyl alcohol and apply using your desired tool: a sponge, rag, brush, or spray gun. Be sure to saturate areas thoroughly. Let wood dye products penetrate wood for 2-7 minutes in order to achieve rich, deep color. The longer the dye stain is left to penetrate the wood, the deeper the color. Do not let it dry thoroughly without wiping off excess stain, unless it’s intended.

The Finishing Touch

To remove excess dye or wood staining, lightly wipe it with a clean, lint-free cloth. Allow the stain to dry. If desired, apply an additional coat. When the desired color is achieved, burnish the fully dried and dyed wood with a clean, lint-free towel to prepare the surface for sealing and prevent any excess dye from transferring into the sealer.

Worst case scenario, the wood can be salvaged again by sanding the dried wood stain off with a heavy grit sandpaper so bare wood is exposed. Follow up by sanding the wood with 150-180 grit sandpaper until smooth.

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Sealing Information

We recommend using a UV protecting sealer over the dried stain from the wood dye products in order to protect the color. If you choose not to use a UV sealer, the color can still last for a long time provided you keep the wood finishes out of direct sunlight. When applying the first seal coat, we recommend applying a very light, thin coat with minimal rubbing and then let it dry. This will seal the wood dyes and help prevent any possible reactions.

Apply subsequent coats of wood sealer according to the manufacturer's recommendations. After the sealer cures, follow up with wet sanding and polishing if desired.

Contact our company with any questions about these instructions. We’re always happy to help our valued customers.