Aniline dye

Posted by Jeff on Oct 21, 2007

Anyone have experience using aniline dye in marine varnish to get some transparent color tinting? I am thinking of laying a couple of coats of marine varnish as a base, spraying a couple of coats of varnish with the tint (to the desired color/shade) and then applying a few final coats of varnish as a clear sealer.

Any previous experience/lessons learned would be helpful. Specifically, do I use water base, alcohol base, or oil base aniline dye? Does it dissolve in the varnish, or should I use denatured alcohol, or shellac (for example).

This is for a MC16.5 that has MAS epoxy and the varnish is Interlux (clear).

Thanks, Jeff


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