I couldn't find any specific thread for this. I'm hoping a few of you can offer some tips. I bought an 'ebony' aniline dye (powdered) from Lee Valley. I mixed a small amount of powder with some heated filtered water, and did a coat on a scrap piece of curly maple I sanded up to 120. Looking at the included instructions, it says to wait 12 hours between coats. That seems absurdly unnecessary to me. I'm trying to experiment with the ratio between the powder and the water, so waiting 12 hours between doing anything else makes this seem like a ridiculously impractical method to doing staining. Little bit of help?