Garance root is a plant pigment used for coloring wood and textiles. Garance is soluble in alcohol as well as in citrus solvents.
Once prepared the garance root will give a red hue.
- shades of vermilion red;
- brick red;
Calcium water and a temperature not exceeding 70 ° C are necessary to obtain reddish tints.
Soak 100 g of garance root in one liter of alcohol and filter. Before applying the garance root on the wood it must first be etched with alum salt solution.