These dyes are designed to be very user friendly. They can be diluted in almost anything. Acetone, Alcohol, Lacquer Thinner or Water. They come in a standard 1 oz bottle. 1oz dye concentrate yields 1 quart stain. Start slow and add dye until your desired colour is achieved when applied to guitar. You do not need to start with a quart mix. These can also be added to a spray gun and sprayed for amazing results. Example is on maple.