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Brown Mahogany EF Stain, Pint
Brown Mahogany EF Stain, Pint Item #: 20553
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Brown Mahogany EF Stain, Quart
Brown Mahogany EF Stain, Quart Item #: 20561
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Brown Mahogany

Item #
GRP6293_7
Rating:
96% 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 - Brown Mahogany
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Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.3200
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 Brown Mahogany
4.8 / 5.0
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Great stain. Love General Finish stains.
September 20, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Like it a lot. Great color, no smell, easy clean up
April 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
gorgeous color
this is without a doubt one of the most beautiful stains 'I've ever used and looks nothing like that walnut looking sample above. There is a slight learning curve with GF water based stains so I thought I would share what I've learned. Contrary to what GF has suggested, I pre-treat the wood (pine and plywood) with plain ol' minwax water based pre-stain conditioner and sand to specs with a r.o.s. finishing with 220 grit. I then apply the first coat of stain, using a foam brush, and wipe off almost immediately. After about 30 mins to an hour (pending on temp), I repeat and let sit overnight before finishing with GF Arm-R-Seal Satin applied with folded paper towels. This really locks in the color and leaves a beautiful, rich, warm, soft and streak/bubble free finish. Remember, do not sand the stain, wait till after the first or second coats of top coat. I also don't sand the final coat of Arm-R-Seal, which saves me from having to use wax or something else.

You don't have to finish with GF High Performance or other water based/born top coats, which I've found can lift color when applied and don't leave that rich oil finish and can be quite "streaky" if applied incorrectly. I've only used this method on small pine and plywood projects so I can't comment on other woods or large projects. It's also worth noting that if you don't wipe off the stain after applying you will be left with what looks like a bad paint job with no grain showing through and a different color. Highly recommend Brown Mahogany for a rich, darker finish. The Espresso is also outstanding for an even darker finish.
March 8, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
EF Wood Stain
This is an excellent wood stain. What I Like about it most is that it is water based and its easy to clean up. I do most of my staining after i haver striped off an old shellac finish. It gives me an even smooth coverage with consistent coloring. Even then if the color is not quite what I want I can add some stain to the shellac I'm finishing with to deepen or make slight color changes.
September 23, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
General Finish. It's about time....
This a very interesting water based finish. Brushing is done at quick pace. Good leveling, amber tone. I have been refinishing for 35 years. I like the no odor, you work on one section at a time. ( chairs) . For a table, flow on moving quickly across the top. Don't go back to fix something, get it on the next coat. Their color and glazes need a good look also.
April 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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I used it on my kitchen remodel and I'm now doing my bathroom to match. I mixed it half/half with EF Wood Stain Brown Mahogany & High Performance Satin, then applied 3 coats of just the HP Satin.
sharlene h on Dec 7, 2016
lovely color on pine furniture ..easy to work with. also dose not smell, so can work on it inside your home.
Sandra G on Aug 9, 2015
I used it on my kitchen remodel and I'm now doing my bathroom to match. I mixed it half/half with EF Wood Stain Brown Mahogany & High Performance Satin, then applied 3 coats of just the HP Satin.
sharlene h on Dec 7, 2016
Fast drying, odourless, rich colours, easy application stain
Radoslaw J on Jun 5, 2016
lovely color on pine furniture ..easy to work with. also dose not smell, so can work on it inside your home.
Sandra G on Aug 9, 2015
Great coverage-attractive tone!
Mike G on Jul 26, 2015
Fast drying, odourless, rich colours, easy application stain
Radoslaw J on Jun 5, 2016
Great coverage-attractive tone!
Mike G on Jul 26, 2015
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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