Where to Use
Water-Based Wood Stain is recommended for use on bare, interior wood surfaces or surfaces from which the previous finish has been removed.
Ideal for use on cabinets, furniture, doors, trim, crafts, floors, and more.
The wood surface must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, wax, grease, or glue.
New Wood: Lightly wet the surface with water to raise the wood grain. Once the grain has been raised, allow the wood to thoroughly dry. Sand surface smooth and remove dust particles with a clean cloth. Always sand in the direction of the woodgrain. Surface is now ready to stain.
Previously Finished Surfaces: Restore to bare wood by completely removing the old finish. Lightly wet the bare surface with water to raise the wood grain. Once the grain has been raised, allow the wood to dry thoroughly. Sand surface smooth and remove dust particles with a clean cloth. Surface is now ready to stain.
Stir thoroughly before and during application for even distribution of color.
- Apply a liberal, even coat of stain with a nylon/polyester brush, foam brush, staining pad, cloth, or sprayer. Maintain a wet edge.
- While still wet, remove excess with a clean cloth, wiping in the direction of the woodgrain. To avoid lap marks, stain to the end of an area.
- Never stop in the middle of a surface area.
- If color penetration is uneven, re-wet the surface with more stain and wipe excess with a clean cloth, blending the uneven areas. If stain dries too fast, reduce stain approximately 5% to 10% with water.
- For added color depth, apply additional coats of stain after the first coat has dried thoroughly.
Large areas, such as floors, may require two people. Complete small sections with one person applying the stain and the other person wiping the stain.
A Water-Based Wood Stain Natural Tint Base is available to achieve Old Masters stain colors or any custom colors by adding universal colorants. Formulas are available upon request. PLEASE NOTE, USING THE NATURAL TINT BASE TO TINT ANY OF THE AVAILABLE READY-MIX COLORS WILL CREATE THE SAME COLOR SHADE, BUT WILL NOT MATCH THE VIBRANCY AND DEPTH OF COLOR OF THE READY-MIX STAIN COLORS.
Thinning is not recommended; however, a small amount of water may be added to provide a longer wet edge.
Approximately 400 square feet per gallon. Spreading rate will vary significantly depending on application method and the porosity and texture of wood.
Allow the stain to dry 2 to 3 hours before applying protective finish. Apply when air and surface temperatures are between 60° and 90°F and humidity is between 30% and 70%. Do not apply below 55°F. Keep product from freezing.
Application tools and hands can be cleaned with soap and water.
Recommended Finish Coat
We recommend Old Masters clear finishes. Most lacquers, varnishes and polyurethanes may be used; however, testing for compatibility is suggested.
MAX VOC: 246 grams/liter (2.0 lbs/gal)