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Dyeing Wood using PRO MX Reactive Dyes

Please read directions carefully before starting.

Use PRO MX to dye or stain wood. Always do test samples before working on a large project. For additional information, visit our website at www.prochemical.com.

Supplies
PRO MX Reactive Dye
Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl) or Denatured (grain) Alcohol

Note: We have used both 70% rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl) and denatured (grain) alcohol. Both work equally well. Denatured alcohol might be slightly less expensive, if you are planning to do a large amount of dyeing.

Procedure
1. Make the dye solution
by dissolving the desired amount of PRO MX Reactive Dye from the chart below, in cup (120 ml) of room temperature 75o to 95oF (24oto 35oC) water. Add cup (120 ml) alcohol to make 1 cup (240 ml) of total dye solution. Store dye solutions in tightly capped glass bottles.

Pale Medium Dark Black
Dye Powder tsp (1 gm) 2 tsp (5 gm) 4 tsp (10 gm) 8 tsp (20 gm)

2. Apply the dye solution by soaking the wood in full strength dye solution for 15 minutes. Wearing rubber gloves, remove the wood and let it dry. Repeat this step for as many times as necessary to obtain the desired color. There is no need for rinsing or heat setting. Simply allow the wood/wood chips to air dry.

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