Indoor & Outdoor Use - Water Based - Environmentally Friendly - Non-Toxic
Quick Drying - Low Odour - Lightfast - Easy Brush Clean
Touch dry in approximately 2 hours.
Please note: this is an approximate drying time. There could be a number of factors that may affect this.
Approx. coverage of 8-10m² per litre, for one liberal coat.
A unique formula that both penetrates and coats bare, sanded wood. It can be applied as a light wash effect or, with further coats, to create a lovely soft pastel grey appearance.
Shades of Grey can be applied to all kinds of wooden surfaces from small craft items to large projects. The ingredients in the product allow it to be applied as a pale, transparent wash with more of the natural wood colour showing through - further coats will deepen the shade and create a more solid colour with a soft pastel, almost ‘chalky’ appearance. The dye can be diluted with water or mixed with our other colours.
We endeavour to reproduce our colours and finishes as accurately as possible - both online and in print. However there are a range of factors to consider when comparing our samples to your chosen project: the type and condition of the surface itself may produce a slightly different appearance of the finished colour. Please bear in mind the shape, size and lighting conditions.
These wood dyes are for interior and exterior use.
Careful, thorough preparation will result in a far superior finish.
Ensure your wood is as clean as possible and free from previous finishes. Do not apply the dye to wet surfaces. Well sanded wood will be far more receptive to the dye, and this will form the basis for a good quality finish. Avoid cleaning the wood with white spirit!
Some ingredients will settle at the bottom of the bottle. Please follow the mixing instructions before every use of the dye.
• Pour half of the contents into a suitable container and replace the cap tightly
• Shake the bottle vigorously, ensuring that any settled ingredients are fully mixed in
• Pour the remainder into the suitable container and stir as one - stir often during use
Apply the dye liberally along the grain with a good quality brush - careful not to brush back and forth. Once applied, simply allow the dye to soak into the wood and dry completely. Avoid the temptation to brush it again at this stage. After approximately 2 hours, a further coat can be applied to increase the depth of colour as desired.
We recommend using protective gloves and splash goggles during use and simply wash out your brush with cold water afterwards.
The dyed wood can be finished with a variety of finishing products depending on the desired result and location.
For Indoor Use
Our Clear Finish Wax Polish will provide a soft, silky feel – however, our Extra Strong Varnish would generally be the best option for enhancing and protecting the colour. Our grey dyes do produce a reasonably tough surface without further finishing if you prefer the natural raw colour on areas that are not subject to wear and tear or moisture.
For Outdoor Use
Our Superior Danish Oil or our Water Based Titan Topcoat will further enhance the colour and provide protection for use outdoors. If applied to decking, use our Decking Oil Plus+ for greater protection against wear and tear and maximise the UV protection.
Note: Varnishes will always change the final appearance of a colour to some extent – however our matt varnishes will have a lesser effect on the colour.
It’s important to note that the final appearance will be a combination of the natural colour of your wood, the effect of the dye and the finishing product if used. With this in mind - always produce a test piece so you can properly judge the result.