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TransTint - Purple 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. Exceptional Product

    Review by Somting Wai

    This is the cheapest way to get a candy intercoat color without paying automotive paint prices. One percent is all that was needed. Great value. The color was exactly what I needed and I wouldn't bother with any other tints on the market.

  2. Great Color of Purple

    Review by Joseph Forti

    This was the exact color of wood tint that my wife was looking for. It's easy to apply and the color is perfect. Your shipping process is one of the best as are your prices. I will always order wood tints from your company. Thank you!!!!

  3. Great Product - Easy to Use

    Review by Evert Sulander

    I just got through using this product to stain a guitar body with a curly maple top. It came out exactly how wanted. It is so easy to get the mix right, at least when mixing with water. I haven't tried it with alcohol, but i imagine it wouldn't be much different. I order all of my TransTint dyes from Joe because they are so easy to use and he ships them out right away. It takes about 3 days to get here to Texas.

  4. Great Experience in Online Shopping

    Review by Steve Berthel

    I ordered a small bottle of aniline dye and was very impressed with the pricing, the customer service, and the promptness of order fulfillment. I highly recommend Veneer Supplies to anyone who needs the products they offer!

  5. Review from Oceanside, CA

    Review by John Mcvey

    I have been using Transtints for a while now, and I have looked high and low for the best price. prices and customer service are hands-down the best deal anywhere. I highly recommend anyone using Transtint products to go straight to

  6. Review from Chandler, AZ

    Review by Marsha Caplan

    I am so pleased! The product is wonderful, the service excellent and the pricing is the best around.

  7. Review from Nashua, NH

    Review by Jim Mail

    I just used this tonight for the first time. I mixed it with tap water about 50/50 and wiped it on a piece of veneer that I am using to cover a project I am working on. It's amazing how well it works - a beautiful purple dye with no streaking or blotchiness at all - so easy! I am absolutely thrilled with the result! 10/10 will buy again.

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