• Blackfriar Wood Dye

Blackfriar Wood Dye


Due to supply issues from the manufacturer, this product is temporarily unavailable.

  • Current colour: Antique Pine
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  • Antique Pine
  • Light Oak
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  • Chestnut
  • Teak
  • Dark Jacobean
  • Redwood (Mahogany)
  • Rosewood


Blackfriar Wood Dye can be used on new interior and exterior timber, plywood and chipboard. Penetrates deep into wood to enrich the colour of bare timber. Available in 9 attractive shades Blackfriar Wood Dyes can also be mixed to create your own individual shade and varnished when dry for extra protection.

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Features & Benefits

  • For interior and exterior use
  • Available in 9 attractive shades
  • Ideal for new and bare timber
  • Great for plywood and chipboard
  • Good coverage of up to 10m² per litre
  • Easy-to-apply by cloth or brush
  • Breathe new life into timber / joinery
  • Solvent-based
  • Apply Blackfriar Goldstar Clear Wood Preservative to untreated timber where required prior to applying the Wood Dye


Wood should be new, bare and sanded to a smooth surface. Oily woods such as Teak or Iroko should be cleaned with white spirit prior to application. Any excess resinous deposits around knots should be scraped off and the area cleaned with white spirit. Building regulations require that all new timber is treated with a wood preservative. Apply Blackfriar Goldstar Clear Wood Preservative to untreated timber where required prior to applying the Wood Dye.


Stir thoroughly prior to use. Apply evenly using a clean, lint free cloth working quickly along the grain of the wood. More coats can be applied to achieve the desired colour aslong as there is suction left in the wood. The final colour will depend upon the colour and porosity of the wood and the amount of dye applied.

For exterior projects apply Blackfriar Exterior Clear Varnish as a protective topcoat. For Interior projects apply Blackfriar Polyurethane Clear Varnish, Danish Oil or Quick Drying Varnish as a protective topcoat. The wood dye must be sealed with a White French Polish prior to applying a wax or French Polish. Test compatibility on a small test area prior to application to the whole area


Maximum 5% white spirit.


Do not apply in cold, damp or humid (less than 10°C) conditions. The final shade of the Wood Dye depends upon the original colour and absorbency of the wood. The absorption of stripped timber can be variable, resulting in a patchy appearance, Blackfriar recommend a test area is carried out on an inconspicuous area prior to applying to the whole area.


Up to 10m² per litre per coat.

Drying Time

  • Touch dry in 1 - 3 hours.
  • Recoat after 24 hours.
  • Drying times are based on an ambient temperature of 20°C and 50% relative humidity.
  • Lower temperatures or higher humidity will prolong the drying and overcoating times.

Clean Up

Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing with white spirit. Do not empty into drains or water courses. Some local authorities have special facilities for the disposal of waste coatings


  • Store in a dry, safe place.
  • Do not store in environments where extreme temperatures may occur.
  • Keep within 5-30°C. Do not store in direct sunlight.


  • Contains: Naphtha (petroleum), hydrotreated heavy Flammable liquid and vapour.
  • May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
  • May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Read label before use.
  • If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
  • Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and hot surfaces. - No smoking.
  • Avoid breathing vapour.
  • IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or physician. Do NOT induce vomiting.


Please contact Rawlins Paints' Technical Support Team on 0113 2455450 for more information.

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It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Product Details

Data sheet

Blackfriar Professional
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior and Exterior
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
Prepared, Unprepared, Plywood, Chipboard,
Application Method
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Suitable Substrates
10m² per litre
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
White Spirit
Touch Dry
1-3 Hours

Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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