A while back, I posted a tutorial on how to make a “perfect” black color match paint for chip repair on vintage black Singer sewing machines. The color is so good, I use it to repaint machines! The key component in the recipe is J.E. Moser’s ebony black aniline dye stain (846150 A1850). Since then, I have been getting questions from folks asking where they can buy it. Everywhere online it is found is either sold out or currently unavailable. This didn’t concern me much because I figured it would be restocked at some point and available when I need it… well, I’ve been trying to find it for the past year, and it is always out of stock and the questions keep coming.
This product is produced by a subsidiary of Woodworker’s Supply. It is offered by them and supplied to other sellers. Thinking that my only option was to develop a new recipe using different ingredients, I decided to contact them and find out if they simply stopped making the ebony black dye, or if they were ever going to restock it. In reply they said that they would be happy to order it in for me and for my friends.
If you are looking to purchase it, visit Woodworker’s Supply at https://woodworker.com/. You will find it in their 1 oz. alcohol soluble aniline dye stains under “miscellaneous colors”. It likely will be shown as out of stock, but in place of “add to cart”, click “notify me” and they will order it and notify you when it is available.
I did just that, and hopefully they will resume supplying it… or maybe treat it as a custom order.
If something changes, I’ll let you know.
I hope this helps and have a great day!