Dye Conversion Chart
PysankyUSA Dye Conversion Chart
PUSA For dyes that work every time, this chart will help those that used Surma Dyes in the past.
Surma out of business
UGS Yellow Surma Yellow PUSA #20 Lemon Zest
UGS Orange** Surma Orange PUSA #50 Tangerine *
UGS Scarlet Surma (None) PUSA #13 Fire Engine
UGS Lt Blue Surma Lt Blue PUSA #70 Forget Me Not
UGS Lt green Surma Green PUSA #68 Spring Green
UGS Black Surma Black PUSA #75 Black Velvet
UGS Gold** Surma (None) PUSA #39 Marigold
UGS Turquoise Surma Aquamarine PUSA # 3 Aquamarine
UGS Red Surma Bright Red PUSA # 30 Rose Red
UGS Dark Red Surma Dark Red PUSA # 58 Beet
UGS Brown Surma Brown PUSA # 77 Mud Pie
UGS Brick Surma Trypillian PUSA # 57 Navajo Clay
UGS Dk Green Surma (None) PUSA # 59 Frog
UGS Pink** Surma Pink PUSA # 28 Plum (not a true pink)
UGS Purple Surma Violet PUSA # 31 Royal Purple
UGS Royal Blue Surma Dark Blue PUSA # 56 Blue Blazes
UGS Pumpkin Surma (None) PUSA # 72 Shrimp
Surma Powder Setting Powder PUSA Setting Powder ***
* PUSA # 50 can be used with or without vinegar. If vinegar is used it may cloud or form mother, This will not effect the dye, you can strain it. For a vibrant orange dye that takes vinegar with no problems try # 37 Carrot.
** UGS No Vinegar in these dyes
Please remember PysankyUSA Colorama Dyes begin to set in 15 seconds. No double pack mixing is necessary for strong colors. Never leave an egg unattended in a dye bath. If the dye has special properties, or mixing instructions, they are listed on the dye selling section of the chart, you will also get notification on your bill.
*** Setting Powder aids in increasing the acid level in your dye bath for smoother coverage. You may also add a pack to 2 cups of 5% white vinegar to make a stronger acid etching vinegar
You can do dye progression with either company. Or you can do a wash back using a soft brush, and a 1 part Ivory dish detergent to 2 parts water (store in a pump bottle) If you find a missed area with the wash back method, you can correct
your mistake. The wash back method is not recommended for duck eggs.
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