General Finishes Waterbased Wood Stain is formulated to have superior qualities over similar oil-based stains. Their high-quality pigments produce rich, dark, uniform colors on hard-to-stain woods like maple and pine. Low odor, low VOC, water cleanup, and noncombustible. Looking for a "green" environment-friendly finish? These stains are now formulated with more than 50% RENEWABLE RESOURCES so as to decrease the carbon footprint.
This wood stain can be applied to both raw wood and existing finishes... which means you don't have to remove all the existing varnish before altering the colour of your wood! How great is that!
See our video - How To Apply Waterbased Wood Stain Over Existing Finishes
May be applied via brush or spray. Stir well before application and use a clean brush or paint pad applicator. Apply a liberal amount of stain and allow to penetrate several minutes before wiping with a clean paper towel. A second coat may be applied to darken the colour.
Our spray recommendations are to use HVLP: 0.43-0.51” fluid tip / medium cap; 0.051” fluid tip / medium cap. Air- Assisted Airless: 0.011-0.013” fluid tip, 300-600 psi fluid pressure, 10-30 psi air pressure.
In 20°C with a 70% humidity your project will be touch dry in 1-2 hours, this is also the time you will need to leave between coats or before applying a topcoat. If at all unsure leave your project overnight in a warm environment to ensure it is really dry before applying additional coats.
Please note that all waterbased products take approximately 4 weeks to fully cure, after this time surfaces will be at their most durable and suitable for full day to day use.
Sealer & Finish Recommendation
Can be topcoated with most water based, oil based, and solvent based finishes, varnishes, & lacquers, we recommend all General Finishes topcoats.
General Finishes Sanding Sealers are recommended if not using a self sealing finish for optimum build and smoothness.