• I'm wondering if anyone knows how to use Procion dyes to stain wood. I would rather not use water as a wetting agent as it tends to raise the grain. Would it be possible to mix the dye powder with alcohol as the only wetting agent? If so, this would be perfect as it would tend to soak directly into the wood fibers.
  • Hi,
    One problem of using alcohol as the wetting solution is the varying solubility of each color. Heat a small amount of water and dissolve the dye down into that then try mixing the concentrated solution into the alcohol.