Briwax Water-Based Wood Dyes

Dying Wood

Follow these four (4) easy steps to dye wood.

Step 1: This solid maple stool will  be dyed with Briwax Water Base Dye.  Using rubber gloves is highly recommended.

Unfinished stool ready to be finished

Unfinished stool ready to be finished

Step 2: In this example, we dyed only the legs of the stool.  Apply the dye using a soft cloth.  Remember to wear rubber gloves.  The dye will reach its maximum color concentration in color after 3 applications.


Apply the dye using a soft cloth

Step 3: Allow the dye to completely dry – overnight is recommended.  Now, it is time to use Briwax Shellac Sanding Sealer to seal the dye.  Once the Sanding Sealer is dry, rub out the piece using 400 grit paper.


Ready for the Shellac Sanding Sealer

Step 4: Apply Clear Briwax using 0000 Steel Wool.  Buff to a pleasant sheen.  The seat of the stool was finished using Briwax Shellac Sanding Sealer and Clear Briwax.

The finished product

The finished product

The Briwax Water-Based Wood Dyes come in 5 colors:  Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and Black.  You’ll remember from all of your elementary school art classes that you can make almost any color using the primary colors of Red, Yellow and Blue.  The same holds true for the Water Based Wood Dyes.  The fishes pictured below were dyed and then received a Shellac Sanding Sealer application and a final finish of Clear Briwax.


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