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TransTint - Amber 2 oz.
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Product Description

TransTints are formulated from light stable metallized acid dyes. They are more lightfast when compared to conventional aniline powdered type dye stains. This unique concentrated formulation allows the user great latitude in using the dye because it is compatible with a wide variety of finishing products. The dye can be mixed with either water or alcohol as a bare stain on wood - or added directly to finishing materials like shellac and lacquer to make toners or stains.

No waiting or straining is necessary because the dye compound is pre-dissolved!

Stain and Finishing Options

  1. Water-Based Dye Stain: Mix with tap or distilled water for an economical, non-flammable stain.
  2. Non-Grain Raising Dye Stain: Mix with alcohol for a fast-drying, non-grain raising stain.
  3. Hybrid Dye Stain: Mix with a 50/50 solution of water and alcohol for a user-friendly wipe-on stain.

More Information

  • pg-transtints-quote.gifSuggested mix ratio is 2 oz. dye per 1/2 gallon solven but this ratio can be increased or decreased to adjust the color and saturation as needed.
  • Dye solution can be applied by brush, rag, spray, or sponge. When using a water-reduced dye, a pre-grain raising is advisable.
  • One of TransTint's most unique features is their compatibility with a wide range of finishing mediums. Simply add the dye concentrate directly to shellac, water-base finishes, solvent lacquers, and catalyzed varnish or lacquers. Add any amount up to 1 oz. per quart.

When using any dye or colorant, we highly recommend testing your colors first on scraps or cut-offs along with your selected top coat before applying to your projects. TransTint Dyes are not for exterior use and can not be mixed with oil-based products.

Please note that this item is non-returnable.

All TransTint dye colors are intermixable to produce custom shades.
Click here for the dye color chart.

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Product Reviews

  1. Excellent Product

    Review by Panos Pyrgiotis

    Excellent product. Easy to use and mix with other colors to create an infinite color palette. Easily thinned with just about any solvent or even water.

  2. High Quality Products and Service

    Review by John Scanlan

    Trans Tint is the best dye for staining woods whether directly or in a finish. The longevity of the color is critical for anyone building quality furniture and crafts that are expected to last decades. Easy to use and dissolves in almost any solution. Just be sure to wear gloves because it will stain your fingers! Fast and accurate service so no production time is lost.

  3. Transtint Dye Review

    Review by David Chapman

    Love these dyes, stains. I can cut with water or solvent to make it weak or strong. I can also mix colors. I like to add brown to my vintage amber to lessen the yellow. Great stuff and great company.

  4. Great Product

    Review by James Moskalik

    This is a very good product that I use mixed with shellac. The price is the best I've found on the internet.

  5. TransTint Review

    Review by Dave Kissel

    Joe has excellent prices on Transtint products. This is a great product for dying wood. I would highly recommend using this small family owned business. Products are shipped quickly and they have great customer service.

  6. Joe and Christine are on to something!

    Review by Greg Stallings

    What is going on? Great service. Great product. Great price. I can honestly say that I have not got all of these from anyone else in years. I am definitely going to spread the word to my guitar buildin' buddies.

  7. Very Pleased

    Review by Bob White

    Joe was extremely helpfull and prompt. They had the best price I could find on the Trans-Tints and had all the colors I wanted in stock and ready to ship. I would definitely use and recommend Veneer - Bob White - Tiburon Custom Guitars

  8. 5 stars to!

    Review by Don McNeill

    Transtint is great but is better. There are other dyes out there but only one, quick delivery and fair prices! People should take a look at the supplier they use and their prices on this one and realize they are often being overcharged by their go to store for various other products as well. I have a few in mind but...

  9. Love TransTint! Thanks Joe!

    Review by Joel Shinn Lay's Guitar Shop

    TransTint stains are my go to stains for everything! I stain a lot of flame maple for guitar tops and have found that they are the best. I love to stain, let the wood dry then sand back. When I put on the next coat, the figure just POPS! I just ordered the few colors that I didn't have in the shop, now I have every color that they offer. Can't wait to get the creative juices flowing! Oh by the way , Veneer Supplies has the lowest price per bottle that I have seen, even lower than Amazon!

  10. Review from Riverside, California

    Review by Jason Larson

    Have been ordering Transtint for years now. It is a great product. This site has really good pricong, fast shipping and great customer service.

  11. Review from Novato, CA

    Review by Joe Spedus

    For best results as a toner, dissolve in a very small amount of acetone or other "hot" solvent before adding to your finish.

    Test everything first - quantity, color, write yourself a recipe, measure very carefully because this dye is thin and comes out of the container very quickly, put a pinhole in the top - don't cut it off, add a drop at a time, wear gloves, repeat: wear nitrile gloves. Downsides: this is a metallic base dye and any liquid, including perspiration or oil from your hands, that touches it before a finish is applied, will give a color change. Color change can be sanded out with 400 paper. Use it by-the-book and you can achieve beautiful results. A professional-grade superior product. FYI, solvent base products are not available in CA and this is as close as I have found to one that will combine with acrylic lacquer and it's solvent: Xylene / Xylol, but works best(dissolves more completely) first dissolved in a small amount of acetone. Note specs for what materials it is NOT compatible with. Works well in acrylic lacquer satin finish contrary to their labeling. Mix a quantity, by recipe, NOT in the full can of finish. Very difficult to lighten or "un-dye" after application.

  12. Review from Pinehurst NC

    Review by Willem Martins

    Transtint always does an excellent job for me. Delivery was fast with excellent communication. Used this as a tint in lacquer on walnut to bring out the color a bit more with great results.

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