TransFast - Homestead Transfast Dye Powder, Accent Color, Black
Developed by renowned furniture restorer and finisher Jeff Jewitt, these TransFast water-soluble powder dyes outperform any we have tried. Because the dyes contain no fillers or extenders, each 1...
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- Water-soluble concentrated black dye in powder form
- Mixed with water it is non-flammable, zero-voc and low odor
- Very economical and safe to use
- Can be to-coated with any finishing material
- Indefinite shelf life as long as kept in a cool, dry area
Instructions / MSDS
I use a lot of hard to stain woods, Poplar for example, and the use of wood dyes has been a life saver. I use just wood dye or as an undercoating to stain, the results are dependable and beautiful. You must protect your work area with newspaper or the like and your hands with gloves. Not a good time to wear white or anything nice, :). Sometimes getting the "recipe" right on the strength of color is a bit tricky but that allows you some creative space to make the project unique and in my business of making music boxes that is a plus not a negative.
This brand is superior to others
This dye stain was so deep and rich and penetrated the wood so beautifully.
Excellent for that ebony look
Apply with brush, rag or spray. If spray, must use booth with extraction or outside. Apply second coat to even up coverage and deepen result. Can buff off with "steel wool" (plastic scrubbers are best).
Should have tried these sooner
If your using highly figured woods and don't want to muddy the grain this is the stuff; colors without hiding the grain and iridescence.I have not tried these on a large surface yet; may be a bit tricky to keep even. Make sure you wear gloves
Tired of blotchy finishes?
I absolutely hate finishing woodworking projects. Softwoods can be extremely difficult to stain. This dye made it easy to get deep rich color on pine and fir without loosing the grain. One container finished the outside of a 60 x 30 x 24 four door cabinet. I simply mixed as directed and then poured the dye into a hand spray bottle. One coat sprayed evenly and left to dry (no wiping, except to eliminate puddles). The spray bottle leaked and dyed my hand, so you may want to wear gloves. Worked for me.