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TransTint - Dark Mission Brown 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. Great Experience All Around

    Review by Rob Babcock

    Super! A really good source for the Transtint Dyes. Great price and awesome fast shipping! I'll be sure to save this website for future purchases. Got a really tough color match done!

  2. Great Product and Great Seller

    Review by Jim Argo

    I've been ordering this product from for many years now. The product does everything I need it to. Joe is very helpful and always willing to answer any questions I may have. I generally use this particular dye to 'antique' quarter sawn white oak cabinets.

  3. Great Dye Stain

    Review by Philip Taylor

    I've used every type of wood dye previously except the Transtint dyes. These are definitely a step up in ease of use and versatility. Deep, consistent color that I can dilute to the color I need and in the carrier I need for a wide range of uses.

  4. Outstanding Value

    Review by Bill Lichtinger

    TransTint is an excellent product and is easy to work with. You get a lot dye from that little bottle. Veneer Supplies definitely has the best price on TransTint that I’ve seen! They get the product to you quickly as well.

  5. Does Its Job and Great Price

    Review by Weston Waterson

    Goes a LONG way. Used this to tint West System epoxy for filling knot holes on a white oak flooring job. The color is spot on and a single drop tinted a 3oz batch perfectly.

  6. Great Dye for Tobacco Sunburst on Guitar

    Review by Todd Hall

    First, let me say I love to use TransTint dyes on my guitars and pedal boards. And I love the prices and the service at Veneer Supplies. I've been doing Tobacco sunburst lately, and this is one of the colors I like to mix for that finish. Highly recommend. Easy to use. Lasts a long time.

  7. Great product and price

    Review by Tony McCammon

    TransTint is my go to for guitar necks. Also I appreciate the great price from Veneer Supplies! Thank's, I will be a return customer.

  8. Review from Campbell, CA

    Review by Hideo Kamimoto

    My order of Trans Tint dye stains arrived right on schedule. What's more, the shipment was packed really well, with plenty of packing material and ziplock bags for the stains. Everything was done right and it was nice to get a personal note from Joe as well!

  9. Review from Glendale, AZ

    Review by Jeff Dennis

    I was looking for some Transtint dyes for staining my guitar kit projects. I searched the net extensively and found The price was great, approximately 40% less than the large box supplier. I'm generally weary about ordering from sites not associated with larger on-line retailers, but thought I would give Veneer Supplies a try. The experience was great. The communication was excellent and my goods arrived in a timely fashion. My thanks to Joe and the staff at for their excellent service and a great on-line ordering experience.

  10. Review from San Diego, CA

    Review by Spencer Salva

    This is the first wood dye I've ever purchased, along with some Dark Walnut and Black. Using just the straight Dark Mission Brown with lacquer thinner & denatured alcohol base, I've gotten beautiful results on inexpensive pine & parawood (rubberwood). Along with a poly/oil finish, it really brought out a lot of character that I didn't think parawood had. I intend to buy more and use it on other types of wood as well. I live in a neighborhood known for it's Craftsman-style architecture and this color works will with Mission-style furnishing of the same period, so I'm using it throughout my house and have gotten many compliments.

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