Developed using decades of experience and expert knowledge Littlefair's bring you a unique water based floor dye for use on new or re-sanded floorboards.
Our Light Stripped Pine floor dye will create that beautiful 'old stripped pine' look for your project, whilst English Walnut, Fumed Oak, Anglian Oak, Gilded Oak, Modern Oak and Sienna Mahogany floor dye will create a beautiful, authentic hardwood colour and Mellowed Pine will create a beautiful, old dark pine look.
Driftwood Grey and Driftwood Brown can be used on smooth planed, rough sawn or pressure treated timber, both indoors and on external wood. The more textured or grainy the surface, the greater the effect.
Looking for black or white? Our African Ebony floor dye can be applied as a light wash or easily build up to a dense blackness with further coats whilst Seawashed White can be applied as a light wash or easily build up to a strong 'chalky' white with further coats.
Our Water Based Floor Dye is quick drying and lightfast. Due to it being water based your brush will be very easy to clean and with very low VOCs there will be hardly any odour.
Should you wish to create a more 'modern' look, try using our Water Based Floor Dye Pre-Conditioner before applying our the dye. This will create a clearer and lighter finish. Please note, the Pre-Conditioner is best used with our traditional colours - we wouldn't recommend using it with African Ebony, Seawashed White, Driftwood Grey or Driftwood Brown.
To help you achieve the perfect finish you're looking for we offer 15ml Tester Pots of all our 12 floor dye colours.
Careful and thorough preparation will result in a far superior finish. Prepare a test piece or an inconspicuous area in order to judge the final finish.
A single, liberal coat should be enough for this colour. It can be applied with a good quality brush, applicator pad, roller or spray. Aim to apply the dye as quickly as possible to one or two boards at a time along their entire length. If you are working on a larger floor, consider having a second person apply the dye with you. They could start the next board when you are approximately half way. This should help you maintain a 'wet edge' and avoid overlapping.
Our products come complete with easy to follow yet comprehensive instructions to guide you through every step, including preparing the wood. Should you require any further help please feel free to get in touch for expert advice.
Our floor dye can then be completed by applying our quick drying Water Based Floor Fast Varnish for a very tough, hard-wearing finish. The wood dye will appear very dull when dry but will 'come to life' with colour and grain when finished with the varnish.
Touch dry in approximately 2-3 hours. However, the driftwoods will take a little longer, approximately 4 hours but overnight if possible.
Please note: this is an approximate drying time. There could be a number of factors that may effect this.
Approx. coverage of 10-12m² per litre, for one liberal coat.
Please note that the example images shown here have been finished with our Satin Water Based Floor Fast Varnish.
Whilst every attempt has been made to make our example images as realistic as possible the actual finished colour you achieve on your project may be slightly different due to either your monitor settings or the type and condition of the wood you are working with.