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Rosewood EF Stain, Pint
Rosewood EF Stain, Pint Item #: 20371
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Rosewood EF Stain, Quart Item #: 20389
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EF Wood Stain - General Finishes - Rosewood

Item #
GRP6293_14
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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 - Rosewood
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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 Rosewood
4.8 / 5.0
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Great Product
I had a table that was brought to me, and Customer wanted to go with Rosewood (general finish). The product worked great, I learned to Spread over the piece in cooler temperature, because this will give you time to remove it without drying to fast in warmer temps.
February 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked great!!!
September 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Works As Advertised!
Using on a maple drum set over raw maple with maple Wunderfil to reduce thick topcoats later. Works nicely on both raw and filled maple, color good match to computer images, no surprises. Stuff is thicker than expected, but a problem and cleaned up easily. Ex-Minwax aficion, now a confirmed GF junkie! Buy with confidence.
September 5, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
general finishes
I have been using general finishes for years and love them. I have used them in a wide range of applications from refurbing antique furniture to folk instruments and as always the result is great
July 8, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Rosewood
Rosewood is a thick enough finish to apply lightly and build. In one process of this refinish, I was able to wipe back to reveal a little more red color to match the previous finish. Great product
Trying to match the old finish. The third drawer on the left is original.
This piece is about 60-70 years old. Stripped it and the hardware. The owner wanted a similar color
Rosewood
June 3, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Does what is supposed to do
It comes in the color I needed. It is easy to apply. There are no harsh fumes to fill the house. It is easy to clean up. I use it on poplar and it covers the different grain colors. I use it as a solid color stain to in order to match existing store bought furniture in our home. The stain covers the different color variations found in poplar. This is a stain not a dye, so it didn't raise the grain of the wood like many think a water based stain would do. I like it and I will continue to use it.
January 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Fast drying, odourless, rich colours, easy application stain
Radoslaw J on Jun 5, 2016
Fast drying, odourless, rich colours, easy application stain
Radoslaw J on Jun 5, 2016
Can this be used on red oak stairs treads?
John C on Mar 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Just make sure you use a compatible top coat that is durable enough for stairs. If you want to get the color to be a bit bolder, give the treads a thorough wipe down with a damp rag. Let it dry and apply the stain. This will open the grain of the wood, letting the stain soak in a bit more.
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 gel stains be mixed to customize color preference?
Snook on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I use the water based products first of all. Rockler sells a bunch of wood dyes in a concentrated 2 oz bottles. One thing that I do is to get the color closest to what I want then add some wood dye to the clear coat.
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Can you mix the Rosewood stain with poly satin topcoat to cut down on steps?
Snook on Jul 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We did not try it and I woukd not recommend it. First step needs to dry before putting on topcoat.
after using the rosewood EF stain, what would be the best finish to use to get a satin luster?
Kim P on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are many choices. I like polyurethane from MinWax, easy to apply, looks good, doesn't change the colour of the wood. And you have a choice of matt, satin or gloss. I would suggest 3 coats for the best result.
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