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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Walnut, Pint
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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Walnut, Quart
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General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, Walnut

Item #
GRP6293_16
Rating:
60% 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 - Walnut
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Brand General Finishes
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
Dry Time 1 hr, 2 hrs
Size Pint, Quart
Species Walnut
3.0 / 5.0
2 Reviews
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love the color
more I used the stain the more I liked it. If I wanted it light in walnut just stain it once
October 12, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Much too dark! Almost black. It will ruin a good piece of walnut.
August 5, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Rockler Store
Super-easy application, flows nicely, very durable.
Alan W on Aug 30, 2016
Suggested by an article on finishing Arts & Craft oak furnature
Marc G on Dec 20, 2015
Super-easy application, flows nicely, very durable.
Alan W on Aug 30, 2016
quality of product
Ronald M on Dec 31, 2015
Suggested by an article on finishing Arts & Craft oak furnature
Marc G on Dec 20, 2015
Great rich color, water based.
Tim H on Jun 23, 2015
Very nice rich pigmented stain. Water based is a plus.
Tim H on Jun 16, 2015
quality of product
Ronald M on Dec 31, 2015
Great rich color, water based.
Tim H on Jun 23, 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.
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