How to: Staining with Solar Lux NGR Dye Stain

March 24, 2017

Have you been curious about dye stains? Consider this your crash course. 


What is it?

Solar Lux NGR Dye Stain is an alcohol based dye. Most water based stains produce a lovely color, but they also raise the wood's grain. NGR stands for Non Grain Raising. The pigments in the dye are so tiny that they are absorbed into the wood and become a part of it. Dyes soak into the wood and stains lay on top. Unlike a stain, dyes also get darker as you apply more coats. The dye is transparent and will dry within 5 to 10 minutes.


Why would I use it?

The pigments in an  allready made, pre-packaged dye are usually a higher quality. Most dyes don't like sunlight but Solar Lux NGR is much more color fast, meaning it withstands the light from the sun. They hold up and have a beautiful range of color, completing projects thoroughly with a very little amount used. 

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How do I use it?

You can apply Solar Lux NGR Dye Stain by brushing, wiping, or spraying. The videos below from Pneumatic Addict and Brad Angove are great to watch for more information on applying the product and details on how it performs. 

Pneumatic Addict


Brad Angove


When would I use it?

You can use Solar Lux NGR Dye Stain on almost anything you want! Furniture, instruments, home decor - it's great for everything. Check our other blog posts to get project ideas and follow us on social media to see how others are using dye stains!


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