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How can I dye MDF?

This is not really an answer to your title question, and more of a solution to your situation, but, as fixer1234 mentions, no colouring method will evenly pervade the MDF fibres after they have been ...
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Will synthetic dye bleed less than regular dye when used on rayon?

Per the Rit Dye website, rayon is considered synthetic: Rit All-Purpose Dye can dye: Washable Fabrics Containing Synthetic Fibers: Such as nylon, rayon and viscose However, Rit, and most other ...
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Dyeing Pashmina

Pashmina or cashmere is a type of wool, and therefore a natural fiber, so the dye you use will need to be appropriate for natural fibers. As a type of wool, cashmere will shrink in hot water, which is ...
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Dyeing hard polycarbonate plastic

Get 2 clear plastic bowls that are the same size and some clear bathtub silicon in a tube. Glue one bowl in the eyeball, this is the iris - paint it so it looks good, glue the other bowl upside down ...
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Is Soda Ash used in Tie Dying septic safe?

Most of the resources that I reviewed agree that the amount of soda ash used for home dyeing is safe to pour down the drain. However, I agree that it is important to take extra precautions with a ...
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How can I treat leather with dyes and keep it protected?

The general order for treating leather, or at least the one which I use, is as follows: Cut and shape the raw leather. As enderland pointed out, untreated (veg tanned) leather becomes quite supple ...
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How can I dye MDF?

You will get some penetration, but much less than a millimetre. One thing that should work is to trim very nearly flush, then mask the rest of the headstock and brush or wipe dye onto the sanded face,...
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How can you dye blown eggs?

I was wondering if skin glue mixed with chalk would be a proper paintable, invisible, and reversible way to plug the holes, but then thought of something even more practical, like tiny plugs made of ...
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How can you dye blown eggs?

Caveat: I have not actually tried this, but it ought to work. There is a DIY gelatin/glycerin material that is inexpensive and easy to make, and reusable. It turns into a watery liquid when heated ...
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How do I color clear resin after it has hardened?

I would go for acrylic based paints like "Window Color" or similar transparent glass colors. They are relatively cheap and come in many different, vibrant colors. I strongly advice looking ...
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How can you dye blown eggs?

A couple of years ago, I got some goose eggshells from a friend. The best solution I could come up with for dyeing them was to fill the shell with water and then (try to) plug the hole with wax. It ...
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Can I soak eggs in something to make them sink into the dye better?

A bit messy, but tested successfully: Blow out the eggs before dyeing them. This means you can fill the floating eggs with the liquid dye and they’ll sink. Of course you need to make sure that the ...
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Can I soak eggs in something to make them sink into the dye better?

OK, so soaking in plain water doesn't hurt... I put two eggs into a glass of plain tap water four days ago. Today, I took them out and put them into identical quantities of dye (or, well, as ...
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