General Finishes Water based Dye Stains are unique, ultra-penetrating stains designed to work like solvent based stains. They exhibit excellent transparency, color, & clarity.
General Finishes Water based Dye Stains' deep rich tones enhance the wood grain and produce vibrant colours especially woods like cherry, walnut and maple. They can also be used as a toner when mixed with General Finishes water based topcoats.
Maple is used on the left side, and cherry is used on the right side of each picture.
Preparation: To insure surfaces are clean of all grease and oils and smooth enough for staining, sand all surfaces with the grain using #120 and finishing with #220 grit paper. Remove dust.
Dry Time: Dry time is normally 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (70°F or 21°C, 70% humidity). Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time up to 8-10 hours.
Top Coats: All top coats (water based, solvent based, lacquer based) work well over General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains.
Water, Acrylic Polymer, Butyl Carbitol, Proprietary Pgiements/Dyes
14,73 m2/litre (160 sq feet per litre)
160 to 350 g/l depending on the color. Consult the Material Safety Data Sheet for further information.
If necessary, can be thinned with 10-20% water
Protect from freezing. Do not use the product if it has frozen.
6 months, minimum
Warm, soapy water
All water based, solvent based or lacquer based top coats are compatible with General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains.
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