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BEHLEN Solar-Lux  NGR DYE Stains

Solar-Lux™ is a highly fade and U.V. Resistant, 'Non Grain Raising' Dye stain. The deep penetration and colorful transparency brings out the natural beauty and grain of the wood. Solar-Lux™ dyes may be intermixed to achieve customized shades. Solar-Lux dries in approximately 5 minutes and accepts a finish coat of varnish, polyurethane, oil or conventional lacquer. Solar-Lux™ may be added to shellacs or Behlen lacquers (best for spray application) to produce a superior toner that deepens colors without clouding or 'painting' the finish.

••• For Can Label Text & Additional Usage Information - -
Please See: Solar-Lux How to Use & See The: Step Panel Video for creating of a finish color.
To Achieve: Rich Dark Finishes on Light Toned Woods & Dark Tones finishing schedule

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Note: Use Solar-Lux Reducer to lighten color intensity & maintain dye penetration and working characteristics.
To extend working time & allow for better penetration (especially on harder woods)
add Solar-Lux Retarder to your dye solution.
With the newer Solar-Lux VOC Compliant formulation,
use of Solar-Lux RETARDER  is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for dye application by hand.

Solar-Lux™ REDUCER
Use Solar-Lux™ NGR Dye Stain Reducer to reduce the intensity or lighten the color. Use this reducer (the same as used to make the dyes) to maintain the working characteristics of the dye. -- UPS Ground Only --



Quart
B503-00016
$8.98

Solar-Lux™ RETARDER
This retarder may be added to Solar-Lux™ NGR DYE Stains to aid penetration and when a slower drying time is needed. NGR Retarder helps prevent lap marks when applying the stain by brushing or wiping.
Very helpful on hard woods.
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With the newer Solar-Lux VOC Compliant formulation, use of Solar-Lux RETARDER is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for dye application by hand.



Pint
B503-00025
$11.98
Colors shown are approximate, your result will depend on the tone of the wood used.
Dyes may be intemixed, bleaching the wood may be required to obtain some bright colors.
Solar Lux Color
Pint (16 Oz)
13.98 ea.
Quart
22.62 ea.
Solar Lux Color
Pint (16 Oz)
13.98 ea.
Quart
22.62 ea

Van Dyke Brown
B503-6505
B503-6506

Med. Brn. Mahogany
B503-3A135
B503-3A136

Brown Maple
B503-6605
B503-6606

Blood Red
B503-3A285
B503-3A286

Jet Black
B503-01A45
B503-01A46

Golden Fruitwood
B503-4A565
B503-4A566

Medium Wheat
B503-07A35
B503-07A36

Med. Brown Walnut
B503-6A205
B503-6A206

Dark Green
B503-08A75
B503-08A76

American Walnut
B503-6A235
B503-6A236

Lemon Yellow
B503-09A15
B503-09A16

Nutmeg Brown
B503-6A265
B503-6A266

Lt. Brown Mahogany
B503-3A105
B503-3A106

Hickory
B503-6A285
B503-6A286

Med. Red Mahogany
B503-3A115
B503-3A116

Sea Blue
B503-6A305
B503-6A306

Light Red Mahogany
B503-3A125
B503-3A126

Cherry
B503-6A405
B503-6A406
For help with blending colors & mixing custom tones See: The Finishers Colorwheel™

Solar-Lux™ NGR DYE Color Deck
Behlen’s Solar Lux™ DYE Stain on oak wood.
Good tool to aid in color blending & matching.
All colors on a beaded chain, in a fitted box.

Each chip (NGR deck on the right in photo)
is labeled with the product number & color name.

Solar Lux Dye

Color Deck

B900-1004
$25.90
For Can Label Text & Additional Usage Information - Please See: How to Use Solar-Lux DYE

Application Notes & Tips:
NGR Solar-Lux Dye minimizes grain raising and penetrates into surfaces where water based dyes are repelled by resinous hard woods or when residual finish is left in the grain from finish stripper operations.
Solar-Lux Retarder will provide more working time for application and allow better penetration on dense surfaces.
To develop an even rich tone, with proper penetration, always apply 2 coats of ‘working strength’ dye.


Evaluating a ‘working strength’ dye tone:
If two ‘wet’ coats (when dry and a topcoat applied) look too dark add Solar-Lux Reducer, including Retarder if needed, to lighten color strength.


Why Bleach?
In some cases, the natural wood color needs to be removed using a 2 part wood bleach especially to obtain some light wood tones or light, clean primary colors.

Allow any bleached surface 8-12 hours drying time prior to top-coating.

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