Vandyke Crystals are used in the making a natural traditional water based wood stain.
Vandyke Crystals dissolve in hot water to achieve a brown colour, the intensity of which is controlled by the strength of the solution. Vandyke Crystals makes one of the most versatile stains available. The stain does not need to be hot when applied, also suitable for staining softwood and other types of hard woods.
Dissolve the crystals in hot water (approx. 100g of crystals to 1L or water).
Test the colour on a test piece of wood, darken by adding more crystals and lighten by adding more water.
Ensure the surface is clean, bare, dry and free from dust. Apply with a brush or sponge and wipe of any excess with a cloth.
Allow to dry for at least 12 hours, then rub down lightly with abrasive paper 240 or 320 grit before appliying a finish.
EN71 part 3 approved - safe for toys