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Antique Cherry EF Stain, Pint
Antique Cherry EF Stain, Pint Item #: 20397
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$15.99
Pint
Antique Cherry EF Stain, Quart
Antique Cherry EF Stain, Quart Item #: 20454
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$24.99
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Antique Cherry

Item #
GRP6293_3
Rating:
100% of 100

This stain features the low-odor and easy cleanup of water-based stains, while emulating the easy spreading, blending, repairability and generous open times of oil-based stains. The blend of high-quality dyes and pigments provides rich, even color, and the heavier bodied formula allows controlled penetration, reducing blotching on hard-to-stain woods such as Aspen, Pine and Maple. Non-flammable and free of harsh chemicals and toxic vapors. Ideal for use with children's toys and furniture.

  • Apply liberally with a foam brush or a paint pad applicator.
  • Dry time is normally 1-2 hours under ideal conditions (70°F, 70% humidity).
  • Cooler temperatures/higher humidity will prolong dry time up to 8-10 hours.
  • If necessary, thin with 10-20% water.
  • Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart.

Note: Simply mix 10% to 15% (3-5 fl. oz. per qt.) of EF Extender with any water base stain or finish and mix well.

(1) EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Antique Cherry
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.3900
Tech Spec
  • Suggested Application: foam brush, brush or spray
  • Suggested Surface Prep: Clean, dry. Raw wood sand with #120 grit and finish with #180-#220 grit.
  • Clean Up: Soap & Water
Tech Docs
Coverage No
Dry Time 1 hr, 2 hrs
Size Pint, Quart
Species Antique Cherry
5.0 / 5.0
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Cherry
The stain was consistent and worked as it should
September 12, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
great shade, easy to apply and take off , dries quick
April 19, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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General Finishes makes great products.
Tim L on Sep 4, 2017
Comes closest to the cherry look that I like. It is just a soft and easy look.
James K on Dec 24, 2016
General Finishes makes great products.
Tim L on Sep 4, 2017
I am completing finish work in a recent renovation and addition, client decided to have some built-ins stained after install. I use this product because it doesn't stink up the place for months like conventional stains.
Pamela G on Jun 5, 2017
Comes closest to the cherry look that I like. It is just a soft and easy look.
James K on Dec 24, 2016
Excellent product
Jerry S on May 22, 2016
To match existing furniture.
Dan on Jan 6, 2016
I am completing finish work in a recent renovation and addition, client decided to have some built-ins stained after install. I use this product because it doesn't stink up the place for months like conventional stains.
Pamela G on Jun 5, 2017
Excellent product
Jerry S on May 22, 2016
When I stain open pore wood like QS white oak, once the stain has dried you can see some "bare wood" showing through in the open grain. I am assuming that the water is exposing more "new" fibers in the grain. Adding more stain darkens the color which I do not want. How can I deal with these tiny open areas? I have sanded to 220 grit, and also sprayed water on the wood to pre raise the grain and then lightly sanded with 220 again. I have applied with rag, brush, foam and HVLP with same results. Do I lightly tint a water based top coat? use grain filler with tint? Any ideas?
David B on Dec 16, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: One of the major things your doing wrong is sanding to 220 you have burnished the wood so the the stain won't take. Go back and begin sanding at about 100 or 120 and don't sand any finer than 180, 150 would be even better. Now try applying your stain again you should have much better results. If not try calling General Finishes to see if they have any better suggestions.
can the water based stain be used on a floor?
Amy J on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My use of the product was for a blanket chest therefore not subject to the same wear and tear. I have always been very satisfied with General Finishes products for interior and exterior projects. Be sure to check the colour before final use as the Antique Cherry is quite red straight out of the can.
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