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 oak 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.
120-160 sq feet per litre
< 240 g / L depending on the color. Consult the
If necessary, can be thinned with 10-20% water
Protect from freezing. Do not use the product if it has frozen.
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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