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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Black Cherry, Pint
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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Black Cherry, Quart
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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Black Cherry

Item #
GRP6293_6
Rating:
94% 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 Cherry
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Brand General Finishes
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
Dry Time 1 hr, 2 hrs
Size Pint, Quart
Species Black Cherry
4.7 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Worked well with a Resin table
I was looking for a waterbased stain for my 1st Resin table,

Stained a live edge Honey Locust, with worm runs in it, realy did well bringing out the grain.
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January 23, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
What makes this product excellent is the fantastic help I received at the San Diego store. The gentleman who helped me tried several different stains on my wood sample to help find a match.
July 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excellent product
My daughter selected this stain for a crib I built for her first baby. I sprayed it on, didn't wipe it off and it produced to most perfect deep dark cherry color. Cleanup with water is easy and quick. My next project is a trestle dining room table and I am going to use the same stain on it.
March 30, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Entertainment Cabinet
Took a little work to get it on, but after some tips from Cheryl from General finish, got it looking pretty good
Maple faced plywood with some oak trim as well.
Check out the shine on that top, General Finish Semi gloss!
Maple plywood drawer fronts as well, with maple trim around them, as well as the maple trim on top!
March 20, 2016
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Love the color. I have used it over milk paint to darken it also.
June 5, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
general finishes water based wood stains
I have found that these stains can be applied easily and without splotching on hardwoods such as soft maple .Larger areas of plywood can be finished evenly by hand. These products can also be tinted. The color is good and accepts finishes with no problem.
May 19, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product! Love general finishes
May 10, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Black Cherry
went on smooth it dried as even as I've ever seen
May 6, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Goes further than you think....
Very good product, however, it it completely different from oil based stains in coverage. I used this product on new red oak floors and found the coverage to be twice what was noted on the directions. One quart can covered 225 sq feet several times without issue. The reason for this is the viscosity of the stain in the can. Thinning by 40% worked best when applied with a wool applicator. Otherwise the color is true to the examples online.
Black cherry stain over red oak with one coat of Tung Oil.
Black cherry stain over red oak with one coat of Tung Oil.
June 26, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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I have used it on a crib I built with great results. Easy application and cleanup. Fast drying, good coverage
Bob A on Jan 22, 2018
talked to Bill Strey at Johnson workbench wood expo last year
Steve K on Feb 26, 2017
I have used it on a crib I built with great results. Easy application and cleanup. Fast drying, good coverage
Bob A on Jan 22, 2018
Store Recommendation
DAVE R on Jul 23, 2017
talked to Bill Strey at Johnson workbench wood expo last year
Steve K on Feb 26, 2017
Seems like it was only product I could find with Dark Cherry stain
Jock V on Jan 30, 2017
was the color that i wanted
Boyd R on Jan 1, 2017
Convenient and controllable.
Daniel R on Mar 20, 2016
I was looking for Black Cherry Stain, and it's been very hard to find. I like this one because it's a water base stain. I've never tried this particular brand before, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this works.
Candice M on Jul 28, 2015
Chose based on customer reviews
HERBERT W on Jul 1, 2015
Matches existing stain on bar
Curtis E on May 6, 2015
Store Recommendation
DAVE R on Jul 23, 2017
Seems like it was only product I could find with Dark Cherry stain
Jock V on Jan 30, 2017
WARNING: This product can expose you to Ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. This product can expose you to chemicals including Hydrazine, 1,4-Dioxane, Propylene oxide, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Ethanediol, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. www.P65Warnings.ca.gov