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Antique Oak EF Stain, Pint
Antique Oak EF Stain, Pint Item #: 20355
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Antique Oak EF Stain, Quart
Antique Oak EF Stain, Quart Item #: 20363
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Antique Oak

Item #
GRP6293_4
Rating:
84% 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 Oak
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.3700
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 American Oak
4.2 / 5.0
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Great colors, no odor, fast drying and all around great experience using it. Will definitely use it again and would recommend it!
April 28, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
reliable and easy to use
I have used General Finish and top coats on a number of refinishing projects and have had good results. I like a wipe on product because I hate cleaning brushes. The top coat also works great as long as you follow the instructions to stir frequently to keep the elements well blended.
chair from a restaurant, stripped of two coats of blackish finish and refinished to show grain.
chair from a restaurant, stripped of two coats of blackish finish and refinished to show grain.
October 11, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
virtually no odor, easy to work with and great color results.
February 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Barn Wood Color
I have been searching for a stain color that will match old barn wood. I had been using a mixture of tea and vinegar which works well but this stain is spot on. Excellent product and once it has dried you almost cannot see the difference.
July 20, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Extremely difficult to work with
Unless you have a very small project, these water based stains dry much too quickly, even with the "extender" added to them. Nearly impossible to avoid blotchy look. Imagine applying paint to a furniture piece and trying to wipe it off the achieve the color shade you want. Stick with General's oil based stains and wait the day or two to finish with their water based High Performance.
June 23, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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I have purchased this product before. The stain matched the old oak trim in my house. Now I want to stain book shelves to match the trim of the house.
Diana C on Mar 3, 2018
Hopefully it is a nice alternative to finding actual aged wood
David B on May 12, 2017
I have purchased this product before. The stain matched the old oak trim in my house. Now I want to stain book shelves to match the trim of the house.
Diana C on Mar 3, 2018
Have used GF milk paint with great results. Need some stain to complete my project.
Kathleen C on Dec 31, 2017
Hopefully it is a nice alternative to finding actual aged wood
David B on May 12, 2017
This is the best water-base stain made for white oak.
David T on Nov 27, 2015
Try out a product I've never used that I believe will provide the color I desire for a couple of projects. We'll see if I order more (in this and other colors) or have waisted my money on this one.
David M on Nov 13, 2015
this is an excellent product and I especially like this particular color. it really makes new wood look old and the clean up is easy
Kent S on May 1, 2015
Have used GF milk paint with great results. Need some stain to complete my project.
Kathleen C on Dec 31, 2017
This is the best water-base stain made for white oak.
David T on Nov 27, 2015
I'm a rookie at staining, but have some 40 year old natural oak furniture that I would like antique or maybe grey stain. Can you use this over the present natural stain?
should I try on Jun 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’m no expert but I would sand it to a point where the wood could absorb the stain. If u are using gel stain I believe that adheres to the surface only.
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.
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