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pigment vs dye to make toner6/6/20
I am making a CV coat wich will be colored in order to even color on ash pieces that varies from white to yellow to brown.
I am used to transtint but I would like to make a less transparent toner.( read semi-opaque). I know pigment can make a liquid opaque so I was wondering how do you make such toners.
I have mixol paste on hand and tried many time but never been able to get a uniform color. Its more like shooting a clear coat with small dirt particle in it. adding more may help this issue but I am afraid of ruining the CV or getting a completely opaque coat.
I also read here about those 844 colorant. are they dye or pigment?
or could squeezing the transtint bootle a bit more make the dye coat a bit more opaque?
you might want to try Japan Colors
well I think I am going to have to stick with the dye since the various pigment I have tried dont seem to mix well. They mostly leave dirty film. like water with sand floating in it.
According to the manufacturer (mohawk) the only color that can be added are dye.
what I am looking to do is create a colored coat that would have the clarity of dye but would be semi opaque(read hide the grain a bit).
Can it be done only with dye mixed in CV. does adding enough could make it less transparent?
Use vinyl sealer to make your toner, adding in 844's or Mohawk's Color Concentrates or dyes, including Mohawk's Ultra Penetrating Stain. The UPS are metalized dyes and they won't color shift by exposure to an acid catalyst, that's an advantage of a metalized dye vs an aniline dye (the aniline could experience color shifting).
The vinyl sealer is very thin and so by using VS as your toning vehicle you aren't adding that much to your overall dry mil thickness of your finish.
If you want to try highlighting, take your dye and add in 50% water and wipe it on like you would wipe on a glaze. Use an alcohol dampened rag to remove or to mottle your dye/water. This mix is called a pad stain and this unique method of color augmenting is called hand padding. It's most common use in production is for drawer front edges, table edges, and the like. It's also used to help with color uniformity from one item to another.