General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains are formulated to provide workability similar to oil-based stains. They spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time.
The thicker formula of these wood stains allows for controlled penetration, and their high-quality pigments produce rich, dark, uniform colours on hard-to-stain woods like maple and pine.
Low odour, low VOC, water cleanup and non-combustible.
New Formulation Key Improvements:
- Cutting-edge pigments - more consistent colour and less fading over time
- New resin system - no colour pull when applying top coat
- Longer open time
- Faster dry time
- Extended shelf life
- Low VOC (EU VOC 24 g/L)
May be applied via brush or spray. Stir well before application. Use a clean brush or paint pad applicator. Apply a liberal amount of stain and allow to penetrate several minutes before wiping with a clean paper towel. A second coat may be applied to darken the colour. HVLP: 0.43-0.51” fluid tip / medium cap; 0.051” fluid tip / medium cap. Air- Assisted Airless: 0.011-0.013” fluid tip, 300-600 psi fluid pressure, 10-30 psi air pressure.
20oC and 70% R.H:
- Dry: 1-2 hours
- To Topcoat: 1-2 hours
- Conventional Spray
- Air Assisted Airless
- Pad Applicator
- Sealer & Finish Recommendation
Can be topcoated with most water base, oil base, and solvent base finishes, varnishes, & lacquers. Compatible with all General Finishes topcoats. Test adhesion and compatibility on all other systems. Colour will vary dependent upon wood and dwell time before wiping.
General Finishes Sanding Sealers are recommended if not using a self sealing finish for optimum build and smoothness. Topcoats: Water Base: PolyAcrylic, High Performance, Enduro Water Base Lacquer, Enduro Poly, Pre-Cat Urethane or EnduroVar. Oil Base: General Finishes Arm- R-Seal or GF Gel Stain. Solvent Base: Most pre-catalyzed lacquers and conversion varnishes.
Surface must be clean, dry and free of dust, dirt, grease, wax, or contaminants. For Raw wood, start sanding with #150 grit recommended. Fill all nail holes or cracks using a water base filler or putty. Remove all dust by vacuuming or wiping with a damp cloth. Do not use tack cloths which contain linseed oils.