Professional finishers like Peter Gedrys use dyes all the time, but lots of woodworkers avoid them. This is largely because many have had a bad experience with a pigment stain. As Gedrys explains in this Closer Look, dyes and pigment stains are a world apart, and dyes can be invaluable tools for getting the perfect finish on your piece. Knowledge is power, and this look at dyes will arm you with all the knowledge you need to give them a try.

From Fine Woodworking #217