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.
- Stir well prior to use.
- General Finishes Dye Stains can be applied with foam brush, rag, pad applicator or spray. If applied by spray application you have the option of spray no wipe. Spray the surface evenly and let the stain dry completely.
- A second coat of stain will darken the colour. It is essential to use liberal amounts of stain to insure easy workability.
- Stain complete section (a side, top, or drawer) and wipe off excess evenly with a clean, dry cloth before starting next section.
- Light buffing of the stain coat is not recommended but optional. Be careful not to buff through the stain, particularly on the edges. Use a super fine sanding pad or #320 or higher grit sandpaper.
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.