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Early American EF Stain, Pint
Early American EF Stain, Pint Item #: 20280
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Early American EF Stain, Quart
Early American EF Stain, Quart Item #: 20298
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Early American

Item #
GRP6293_10
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 - Early American
More Information
Brand General Finishes
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 2.3300
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 Early American
5.0 / 5.0
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Water-based stain
Great product, used it for years with no problems. Low odor and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
February 22, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Great product
April 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Best non-gel wood stain available.
Bob H on Apr 28, 2018
Excellent stain, easy cleanup
Dennis W on Jun 15, 2016
Best non-gel wood stain available.
Bob H on Apr 28, 2018
I love the color. It is perfect for the chip carving I do.
Dennis W on Aug 23, 2017
Excellent stain, easy cleanup
Dennis W on Jun 15, 2016
I love the color. It is perfect for the chip carving I do.
Dennis W on Aug 23, 2017
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.
is the pre stain recommened before using this on cherry wood ?
jerry m on Aug 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend the pre-stain conditioner on cherry as it will sometimes tend to blotch without it. The EF stains are somewhat less subject to this than a more penetrating type stain though.
Mike
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