Dye Stain Reducer is the clear base used when manufacturing General Finishes Dye Stain and can be used to make custom Dye Stain colors and for toning.
Creating A Custom Color
Add 10% increments of Dye Stain Reducer to General Finishes Dye Stain Reducer or General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain until you achieve your desired color. Any percentage of stain or reducer can be added.
Dye Stain Reducer will lighten the color and thin the viscosity of stain.
Dye Stain Reducer will cause Water Based Wood Stain to penetrate deeper into the wood.
Using Dye Stain as a Pre-Stain Conditioner
Control even penetration of Dye Stain by applying a coat of Dye Stain Reducer over raw wood before using Dye Stain.
Dry 2+ hours between coats & before GF water-based stain or topcoat in ideal conditions: 70°F/20°C; 50-70% humidity. Cooler temperatures & higher humidity may prolong dry time. Dry 24+ hours before applying GF oil-based products.