Dyes for outdoor

stevegaMarch 30, 2009

I am making an arbor for climbing roses. The arbor will be cedar. I am considering dyeing the cedar a darker brown with Transtint or Homestead Transfast dye. Then I will "paint" with an oil deep base which dries fairly clear. The question is will the dye hold up as well as pigment/stain if it is protected by the "paint"?

The other option would be just to apply a semi transparent deck stain.

What is your experience/opinion?

Thank you.

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bobismyuncle

Dyes fade, even the "colorfast ones" (or whatever marketing term they use), they fade, maybe slower but they fade.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 7:22PM
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