Intrinsic Colour 15ml Boxed Sample Set

(4 customer reviews)

£24.99 inc VAT

Twelve shades of ready to use water based wood dye colour developed and mixed by Martin Saban-Smith available in 15ml sample bottles. You will also receive a free copy of our colour wheel charts to get you started. See the downloads section of your account after making your purchase for the link.

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A set of twelve 15ml bottles of distinctive water based wood dyes in shades designed by UK professional woodturner Martin Saban-Smith.

The shades in this box will penetrate deeply into your sanded wood and give you a long working time for blending by hand or airbrush.

Used thoughtfully, they will transform your wood into a rich, atmospheric colour-scape.

These are a good place to start if you are new to colouring your work.

Two Minute Tutorial

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Basic Application

Sand your work perfectly to at least 400 grit;

  1. Shake bottle before use;
  2. Apply at least two coats using cloth, paper
    towel, brush or airbrush or other media
    allowing to dry thoroughly between coats;
  3. (Optional) Apply your Oil and allow to cure;
  4. Seal the wood an appropriate sealer, and
    allow to dry thoroughly;
  5. Lightly cut the sealer back;
  6. Apply your preferred finish.


Use for the colouring of decorative woodturning and other woodwork items.

~ Colour and Aroma

Waterbased colours, various colours in the bottles. No noticeable aroma.

~ Container

Supplied in a recycled 15ml sample size bottles packed in a black box.

~ Storage

Store in a cool, dry place ideally between 10° and 30°C (50° and 90°F) Where possible. Protect from extreme heat and from freezing. Keep out of direct sunlight.

~ Longevity – Use By

Kept according to instructions, you can expect the product to last indefinitely.

~ Food Contact and Toy Safe?

Unknown – product has not been tested.

~ Product Label Warning

DANGER. May cause drowsiness or dizziness; Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects Ground and bond container and receiving equipment. Avoid breathing vapour/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water or shower. IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTRE/doctor if you feel unwell. In case of fire: Use foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder or water fog to extinguish. Collect spillage. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with national regulations.

~ Product Warning Symbols

Product warning symbols are displayed on products to highlight the potential dangers of some of the contents of the products – this is usually the solvents. In many cases, once the solvent has evaporated, the warnings are irrelevant.

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Additional information

Weight 0.340 kg
Dimensions 13 × 8.8 × 7 cm

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  1. A coloured and lacquered sycamore bowl.

    Derek Littler (verified owner)

    The colour was appled using small pieces of bubblewrap to dab onto the surface. I used the Autumn Glory palette. After the colour I appled 2 coats of Danish Oil, and once dry 10 coats of Gloss Acrylic Lacquer.
    The lacquer was flattened every 3 or 4 coats by wet sanding with 600 grit abrasive. The final coat was wet sanded to 5000 grit and then polished using Yorkshire Grit (both grades). The inside of the bowl was finished with Hampshire Sheen gloss wax.

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  2. Derek Littler

    Intrinsic Colour Sample Set. "The Goblet Of Fire".

    Derek Littler (verified owner)

    This my first attempt at a project I have had in mind for some time. It involved a blowtorch, Yorkshire Grit, Intrinsic colours, Hampshire Sheen gloss wax and gold embellishing wax . I’m very pleased with the result.

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    GAV EADES (verified owner)

    Amazing colours, will definitely be buying bigger bottles of each colour. It’s also surprising how far the sample bottles go

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  4. Philip Green

    Excellent way to get started with Intrinsic Colours

    Philip Green (verified owner)

    I do not do enough turning & colouring to warrant buying the whole set so a sample set seemed more suitable for my needs and I was not disappointed. Easy to use and to get interesting affects.

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  5. davidbuskell

    Do what they say on the box!

    davidbuskell (verified owner)

    This is a good way to get started on colouring . The box cobtains sample size of 12 colours and they are easy to use and experiment with. There are also some very useful PDF handouts to download.

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