Please Note: Patinas will vary in color with different metals, humidity, temperature and surface preparation.
The solvent dyes are an extremely versatile finishing tool. All of the colors are transparent except the white. The dyes are commonly used to apply color to a difficult material (glass, resin, etc.), change the existing color of a finish, or repair a damaged finish. In addition, the Solvent Dyes may be added to lacquer, wax, epoxy, oils, resin, or any other solvent product. They may be blended to create different shades and diluted using the Dye Thinner.
The dyes may be applied over a new or an existing surface treatment. The dyes may be put on over a patina. If you apply a patina and it doesn't look as you wanted it to, just touch it up with the needed dye color. The dye color is permanent and may be applied in any manner (air brush, sponge, brush, etc). It is possible to easily achieve a chemical patina look by only using the dyes or, you can create any other type of coloration from subtle to wild. The dyes also are used to tint epoxies, resins, clear coatings, and waxes or can be used on the surface of glass. When dry, these dyes are permanent with binders to hold them in place. Every color is transparent except for white which is opaque giving you an unlimited pallet. They can be mixed, thinned, overlapped, or multiple coats can be applied to the point where any color or style can be achieved.