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Dyes for outdoor

Posted by stevega (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 30, 09 at 14:14

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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RE: Dyes for outdoor

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

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