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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have read about people using Rit dye and thought this to be a good idea.
I wonder if someone can tell me though, how you use it. What consistency should it be? What is the best thinner? And so on.
Any ideas about the use of this dye would be very much appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-10-2015, 04:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum Bruce. I knew that had come up before so I checked our Community Search and quite a few hits come up for Rit Dye but this one looked promising. http://www.routerforums.com/sign-mak...lettering.html

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Welcome to the forum Bruce.

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I have use Rit Dye on boards for that "aged" look. I just mixed it up in a cup and applied. Just used tTrial and error method. I would apply coats until I got the right tint. Let dry overnight and sand with 300 sandpaper or steel wool (grain of wood will will raise). If tint is too light do again.

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I used a liquid leather dye fron Tandy Leather to dye some Christmas Tree bowls I made for presents. I can't recall what I used to dilute the dye to get the shade I wanted but I think it was mineral spirits. I also made a Bat bowl for Halloween. I used a dye from Woodcraft. I dyed the wood orange and then stained the bowl with a Java colored stain being carefull to have the orange come through on the edges and various other places. It gives the bowl that Erie Halloween look.
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