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TransTint - Red Mahogany 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. Best on the Market

    Review by Aaron Busby

    Transtint is in my opinion the best dye on the market. Veneer Supplies is a fantastic company to work with, as well, extremely quick shipping and great prices!

  2. Good Company - Good Product

    Review by Ken Feltrop

    I mixed 50/50 water and alcohol, added retarder and it worked great. Able to do large sections with no streaking, lots of drying time. Veneer Supplies has a great help-how to section, gave me the confidence to try it. Thanks.

  3. Best Wood Dye Available

    Review by Georges Ainmelk

    I got this to stain my longbows. The results are terrific. A few drops of TransTint go a long way if mixed with Tru-Oil finish. My longbow looks like a Stradivarius concert violin. The hues are out of this century. My longbow looks Colonial New England now. It has patina. It has a new character.

    Next project, I will add a few drops to a 2-part epoxy resin mix that I will use to coat a jewelry box with.

    The possibilities are myriad. I am a very happy camper.

  4. Beautiful Color

    Review by Mark Townsend

    Beautiful color and good prices too. They have good shipping turn around times and great communication. I have been using these for over five years now.

  5. Great price, great service and great product

    Review by Ray Buschor

    Just really learning about dyes for staining. Have worked with water based dyes and did not like the fact that it raised the grain. I like the Transtint and mix it with shellac. Application is fairly easy and you can color to a desired finish. Veneer supplies has a full line of the Transtint dyes and the best price around. Service is excellent.

  6. Review from Westwood, NJ

    Review by Craig DeFazio

    Looks great on our DIY guitar that my son and myself are doing. Easy to apply and feather other colors. Shipped and recived in 1 day, so we got right to work.

  7. Review from Waukegan, IL

    Review by J Campbell

    I ordered basically all the colors of the rainbow and the are working out great!!! As described for sure!!!

  8. 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.

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