Polycure’s water-based stain range consists of AQUAPRO 2770 WB Pigment Stain and AQUAPRO 2120 WB Dye Stain. They are versatile and can be applied over all species of timber. Both stains can be applied by using a brush, rag or applicator. AQUAPRO 2770 WB Pigment Stain and AQUAPRO 2120 WB Dye Stain are both non-flammable, low odour and can be washed up in water making them safer for the applicator and end user.
But, let’s go through and see what sets them apart.
A dye stain consists of colorant mixed in with a water based binder. Dye stains are more transparent than pigment stains so the grain of the timber shows through. Dye stain particles are quite small, which allows them to penetrate the timber and add colour from within. AQUAPRO 2120 Water Based Dye Stain is best for colouring, tight grained timber without obscuring the grain or figure. AQUAPRO 2120 WB Dye Stain is available in 8 bright vibrant colours that can be blended to produce an unlimited colour range. (Insert page link) Colour Chart
A pigment stain is essentially a very thin paint comprised of a pigment (finely ground natural and synthetic minerals), in a water based binder. Pigment particles are larger than dye particles and when AQUAPRO 2770 Water Based Pigment Stain is applied to the timber, the stain generally remains on the surface or lodges in the pores. This type of pigment stain highlights the grain pattern in large pored timber. AQUAPRO 2770 Water Based Pigment Stain provides a uniform even colour and will soften the grain to provide a colour washed/ white liming effect. Available in white and pastel colours for a lime washed effect. (Insert page link) Colour Chart
Take a look at our staining video to learn more about our range of water based pigment and dye stains.