Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tmc Gorgeous!
This stain I use to make wood projects have a rustic look. A layer over any other Varathane Stain color results in a beautiful look to any crate, pallet or other wood project!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Judson Nice Look
This is a nice stain. I used it on pallet wood, which varied in color, & it resulted in a whitewashed effect (I used a wire brush to thoroughly clean the wood beforehand, but did no other preparation). I actually ended up wiping off a good bit from the lighter boards because I wanted more of the wood grain to show through. On the darker pieces though, one coat was enough to make it look whitewashed. It all depends on the wood you’re using and how opaque you want it, but for many applications, this is truly a 1-coat stain. It’s easy to use, has lots of possibilities, and makes for a good finished product – definitely recommend!
May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ginger Antique White Stain
I loved this stain. Did exactly what I wanted it to do. I was going for a beach look and it was perfect. I now plan on doing my whole kitchen with this color.
July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cee No show!
I chose the antique white and it never showed up. I kept putting layer upon layer and I even let it sit for five minutes, it never absorbed into the wood.
June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doresoom Whitewash Effect
This stain is easy to apply and provides a great whitewash effect for a finish. I tested it out on a scrap of knotty pine I had lying around. You can very clearly see the grain patterns, but with a much more muted color.
I was hoping for a bit more opaqueness though. You can see in my pictures that the wood isn't as white as shown on the stock images. Maybe a hardwood would take the stain a bit better.
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIke Works Great!
This white stain works great. I have always wondered how to get that "pickled" look on oak, and now I know! One thing I noticed is that when using on oak, a second coat really fills the pores and changes the appearance significantly (see the attached photos). On tighter grained wood like pine, a second coat just makes the color bolder.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 Great liming wax substitute too
I like the varathane 3x wood stains. I have a few different colors. This product is of the same quality. Very easy to apply, 1 coat is all you need and it really does dry in an hour. To be able to stain and get your first coat of finish on something the same day is really nice.
This is marketed toward people that like the distressed and reclaimed look, however proceed with caution. If you are going to use this on construction lumber (2x4's) it's not going to look good However if you use a dark gel stain first, seal that with dewaxed shellac, then apply this product, it will look nice.
I got this to try it out for a project I had in mind. I like the look of limed oak. Oak that has been dyed dark but had a very light wax filled in the pores. I tested this on some scrap white oak and it did what I want. The surface was prepped with a smoothing plane, so very smooth. The white stain was a lot more present in the pores than over the whole piece as you can see below in the pictures.
This great stuff, give it a shot.
May 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jim Does not cover well
Did not give me the coverage that I wanted out of a white stating that wanted to be a little less transparent and more body
April 26, 2016