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Mar 18th, 2017 at 10:42am
 
Hi all,
I have been tasked to make easter eggs this year.  They need to be brightly colored.  I don't usually color my pieces however I have been thinking about getting into it.  I have seen some amazing pieces that have been colored.  So here is my dilemma, what to use.  It looks like Transt into and chestnut stain are the most common. 
I would like the dye to be able to go on the wood or in the finish.  I think I might be asking for to much.  I also regularly use plexitone for pieces like this.  They get nice and shiny and fairly weather resistant.  Any ideas, tips, suggestions?

I know the main colors are Yellow, Blue, Red and if possible Purple.  The closer to neon the better.
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Re: Easter egg coloring
Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2017 at 12:09pm
 
John Normoyle wrote on Mar 18th, 2017 at 10:42am:
It looks like Transt into and chestnut stain are the most common.

I hate to "assume" but
I think you meant to write trans tint.
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Are you looking at a translucent (you can still see the grain) or an opaque (solid) color.
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I know others here can better help you with this as I don't/won't dye wood.
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Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2017 at 1:12pm
 
If you want stripes or strips as opposed to a solid color you can use Sharpies and similar types of pens.  You can also dye a light solid color and then add the stripes.  You could also use some texture with color
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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2017 at 3:05pm
 
I was under the impression the chestnut was the brand name.  Obviously I was wrong. And yes I did mean trans tint.  I love my autocorrect, and not double checking my own typing.  For this exercise I am not picky either translucent or opaque as long as they end up bright.  I might have to look into the sharpie angle.
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Reply #4 - Mar 18th, 2017 at 5:39pm
 
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Reply #5 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 4:01am
 
That egg looks great.  It also looks way outside my wheel house for this year.  I however might go with this type of idea for next year's eggs (now that I know she will want them I can start making them this year and be ready for next year).
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2017 at 12:59pm
 
John Normoyle wrote on Mar 18th, 2017 at 3:05pm:
I was under the impression the chestnut was the brand name.


Not everyone is familiar with this brand, I was only trying to clarify to those members that don't know that you were talking about a specific product not a color of nut stain.

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Reply #7 - Mar 20th, 2017 at 11:50am
 
Ahh, I had looked again online and saw it was a real one.  But It looks like it is primarily in Europe.  So while they look great (and if you havent watch a YouTube video of them in use), the shipping to the states seems a bit high.  So unless I can find a State Side dealer (preferably in the Tennessee area) I will be using Trans Tint Dye. They seem to come in a lot of colors and I hope that by adding them to the actual finish they will remain nice and bright.  Using neon food coloring did not get the nice neon I was looking for.  For some I might just use the florescent spray paint.
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Reply #8 - Mar 20th, 2017 at 5:12pm
 
Craft Supplies USA sells the Chestnut brand stains
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Reply #9 - Mar 20th, 2017 at 6:42pm
 

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Reply #10 - Mar 23rd, 2017 at 11:37am
 
You all have been most helpful.  Thanks!!
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Reply #11 - Mar 24th, 2017 at 9:01pm
 
John, I use colored markers to color some of my eggs, the kind kids use. I just keep the egg spinning, and hold the tip of the marker up against it. You can obtain different tints, by holding the marker different  rates of time. The longer you hold the marker up against the wood, the darker the final color will be. I've even used the yellow and pink correction markers, any color marker will work.
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Reply #12 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 10:05am
 

John, light fastness is the key variable in chosing coloring technique.

If you do no need color stability over time, rit dye works well.

Trans tint is very color fast.

Markers are better than food color, but less fade resistant than trans tint.

Most inks are quite color fast including PITT markers (india ink).

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Reply #13 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 10:33am
 
John,

Joe Fleming at airbrushingwood.com has some educational papers on adding colors in the finishes.   Joe is an excellent turner and sells airbrushes. 

Top coating with plexitone should be possible.

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Reply #14 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 12:57pm
 
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