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Black EF Stain, Pint
Black EF Stain, Pint Item #: 38438
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Black EF Stain, Quart Item #: 34007
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Black

Item #
GRP6293_5
Rating:
74% 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 - Black
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.3100
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 Black
3.7 / 5.0
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Great Black Wood Finish
This is great stuff. For years I had been making black shellac from lamp black to finish clock cases. This stuff works a whole lot better.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great
This did exactly what I was looking!
February 20, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Black GF Stain
Very difficult to use. Leaves a lot of streaks which are very hard to remove. After two applications I tried adding an extender to slow curing time and that made a little improvement.
August 1, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Best black stain I have found period, a true black not a dark purple cast to it.
Tom H on Mar 1, 2017
In our area there is not any stores with qualty, or special wants.
Blazing on May 31, 2015
Best black stain I have found period, a true black not a dark purple cast to it.
Tom H on Mar 1, 2017
fantastic stain, best I've tried to date
Bonnie W on Mar 17, 2016
In our area there is not any stores with qualty, or special wants.
Blazing on May 31, 2015
fantastic stain, best I've tried to date
Bonnie W on Mar 17, 2016
is this exterior stain?
jennifer l on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, but I used it on a out door patio table with an exterior rated, oil base urethane clear coat over it.. Exterior rated stains generally have a wood preservative or sealer mixed in with them, this does not. You should consider a protective clear coat. Will it fade? probably..
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.
what does the EF in the product title mean? Also what top coat would I use for table and chairs that I plan to stain with this
T L on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: EF stands for environmentally friendly.
Can I use these stains if its not wood?
vonnie on Sep 9, 2015
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