I just finished a pair of carved Chippendale chairs, of Mahogany, and wanted to finish with water soluble aniline dye, with HVLP sprayer. Usually, I would pre-treat with water to raise grain and sand lightly with 220 grit, so that the dye doesn’t raise the grain as much. These pieces are ornately carved, and it would take forever to hand sand all the surfaces that extra time. How would you advise coloring the pieces? Do alcohol based dyes fade in color with light, as easily as I have read? Thanks a lot
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