Blanchon Waterborne Dye

Regular price £125.00 Save £-125.00

Founded in the summer of 2007 by Simon BELLWOOD, Jersey Oak began its humble beginnings designing and creating handcrafted sustainable furniture on the beautiful island of Jersey. Jersey Oak is proud to have retained it's original roots, and continues to design and craft bespoke pieces for it's clients.  Jersey Oak also has expanded its offering and now retails a wide range of carefully selected Home and Garden products and accessories.

Experts in the protection and decoration of buildings and homes since 1832, Blanchon is the undisputed specialist in wood finishes and the partner of choice for professionals.

Waterborne Dye, especially for wood floor before lacquering.

Waterborne Dye is a water-based polyurethane, odourless, water-soluble stain.  The shades can be mixed together to create an infinite range of pastel shades (with the exception of the three grey shades – linen grey, ash, aged oak – the specific colours of which cannot be modified). Waterborne Dye can be easily applied to all types of wood and is ideal for large interior surfaces, in particular wooden floors and woodwork. Can be polished immediately for a uniform and perfect finish. 


  • About 12 to 15 sqm per litre

Pack Sizes

  • 5 Litre
  • 1 Litre
  • 500ml

Surface Preparation

  • The Waterborne Dye should be applied to clean wood, free of wax, varnish, lacquer, paint, etc.
  • The parquet should be sanded smooth.
  • In the case of joints between the wood, first apply Blanchon Resin Filler to avoid overcolouring (please refer to the relevant Technical Data Sheet).
  • New wood should be lightly and carefully sanded to obtain as smooth a surface as possible. Old wood should be stripped (using a suitable stripper) or sanded.
  • Do not use steel wool (risk of corrosion stains).

Directions For Use & Application


  • The Waterborne Dye can be applied directly as supplied or diluted with water to obtain a less intense colour or shade. In the event of spraying, avoid the formation of fog.
  • Apart from the 3 shades of grey (linen grey, ash, aged oak), the specific colour of which cannot be modified, all mixtures are possible, which allows the creation of an infinite range of pastel shades by simply adding a bright tone to white.
  • Recommended ratios: 100 parts of white + 1 part of bright colour (for light pastel shades), to 100 parts of white + 10 parts of bright colour (for intense pastel shades).

Bright Shades And Pastel Shades

  • Stir well before use.
  • Apply evenly using a brush, paint brush, (short-haired) roller or cotton cloth, working in the direction of the wood grain and “drawing” the stain.When picking up work, overlap the previous stained area using a dry brush/roller/cloth, without working the stain in too much (maximum pick-up time: 5 to 10 minutes).
  • As you go, wipe the entire surface with a lint-free cotton cloth (see § Large surface areas).This method produces a perfect, even finish.
  • NB: after drying, it is still possible to touch up small areas to add some more colour or overcoat using a white pad with a small amount of the desired colour or simply a moist pad.
  • On delicate or fragile veneers, test first on a small area that is not so visible.
  • Recoat with the selected finishing material after a minimum of 8 hours drying. Blanchon lacquer, varnish, oils or wax.
  • In the case of an Aqua finish, apply a coat of Blanchon S.O. Primer to fix the Waterborne Dye.

Large Surface Areas (Parquet Floors)

  • On large surface areas, it is essential to use a buffing machine fitted with a beige pad. Apply the Waterborne Dye using a brush or roller and even out with a buffing machine (if the product has dried, dampen it slightly with a spray filled with water or Waterborne Dye).
  • Important: do not leave the pad soaked with the Waterborne Dye on the stained parquet in order to avoid any differences in shade.
  • In any case, take care to sand after the coat of primer or the first coat of the finish product (sanding the Waterborne Dye directly could cause variations in the shade).

Cleaning of tools

  • Clean tools with water immediately after use.

Protecting the environment:

  • Carefully remove excess moisture from the equipment after application; dry thoroughly.
  • Rinse using very little water in a container; allow the water to evaporate.
  • The dry residue may then be disposed of normally in a bin.
  • Seal the containers properly after use.
  • Do not discharge the residue into drains.
  • Dispose of empty containers at a waste recycling centre.

Drying & Recoating

Under normal conditions of use:

  • Dust-free drying: 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Before recoating: minimum of 8 hours.
  • In any case, take care to sand before the final finish coat (sanding the stain directly could cause variations in the shade).
  • Do not leave metal objects (tools) in contact with the stained wood during the drying process.


Store carefully, protect from frost (take care when storing in vehicles).

Re-seal carefully after use.