Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Jacksonville, NC
People use everything from food coloring, clothing dyes, shoe dye, homemade concoctions, to special dyes designed to color wood. All wood turning vendors carry commercial quality dyes mixed with water or alcohol. Art supply stores normally carry dyes too.
Sometimes takes more than on application. Do not really want to sand much once applied. Dyes do not have much UV protection so fading is common. Have to apply clear finish over top once dye completely dry. Some folks add coloring to clear finishes, but that’s over my head.
Definitely, a learning curve no matter what dye you use.