Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Coloring wood
Response To:
Re: Coloring wood ()

Jeremy Osner
Tea is not light stable and fades quickly, however the pigment is light stable. Tea is commonly used as a base for dye when coloring violin necks. The brown shade in this photo has already faded over the course of a week to a much lighter color. I'll be interested to see how the reddish brown color that I applied this weekend on the lower portion of the neck fares-- I used a lot more pigment in that dye and many coats.

I rubbed the dye on a piece of scrap before putting it on the cello, that is not really much of a test I guess.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081