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Varathane 1 qt. 3X Black Cherry Premium Wood Stain (Case of 2)
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1 qt. 3X Black Cherry Premium Wood Stain (Case of 2)

$15.54 /case

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Varathane 1 qt. 3X Black Cherry Premium Wood Stain (Case of 2) is a premium, high performance stain that requires only 1 coat. Guarantees beautiful results 3X faster than traditional wood stains. Easily brushes on without the use of a pre-stain or wood conditioner.

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  • Ideal for use on all interior wood projects such as furniture, cabinets, doors and trim, floors and paneling
  • Enriched with nano pigments and soy oil for exceptional color clarity and dries in only 1 hour
  • Covers 275 sq. ft.
  • Semi-transparent formula imparts beautiful color while enhancing the wood's natural grain
  • Cleans up with mineral spirits
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, MN, OR, RI, VT

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How many sq ft will a case cover?

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July 11, 2016
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One quart of Varathane Premium Wood Stain will cover approximately 115-200 square feet depending on the type of wood it is applied to. This being said a case of two 1-quart cans will cover 230-400 square feet.
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July 8, 2016
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Plan on no more than 300 sq ft per quart first coat, 900 sq ft per quart second coat ... yes, give it two coats to level it out ... on soft woods like pine.
Harder woods like ash and oak will take about 20% less.
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July 7, 2016
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Each case will cover 550 sq ft.
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Can this be used on fake wood?

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June 15, 2016
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Without knowing the kind of fake wood you are referring to, it is difficult to give an exact answer. We recommend testing the stain first in a small inconspicuous area to ensure compatibility and adhesion of the product. Please keep in mind, Varathane Premium Wood Stain is designed to adhere to bare wood surfaces only.
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By "fake wood", I think you mean plastic? If so, "no". Stains are carried into the pores of wood by the carriers ... in this case oils ... which are absorbed leaving behind the pigments [color]. If there are no pores, the "stain" can't move and lies on top of the surface where the colors are not anchored.
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June 14, 2016
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No, this product is only recommended for real wood.
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Is this like a gel stain? Does it require sanding first?

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No, it's not like a gel stain.
Sanding first is usually good practice [I like 120 or 180, depending on the wood] because it helps even the strike and sometimes helps in reducing "raising the grain" which happens after applying the stain.
Regardless of what the instructions recommend, I usually LIGHTLY "knock down the grain" with 220 or 000 steel wool before applying a second coat of Read More
No, it's not like a gel stain.
Sanding first is usually good practice [I like 120 or 180, depending on the wood] because it helps even the strike and sometimes helps in reducing "raising the grain" which happens after applying the stain.
Regardless of what the instructions recommend, I usually LIGHTLY "knock down the grain" with 220 or 000 steel wool before applying a second coat of stain.
Recently, I've done a few projects where I postpone that sanding until after the first coat of top coat, e.g. PU, is applied and I've been happy with the results. Read Less
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March 9, 2016
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Varathane Premium Wood Stain is not a gel stain and does require sanding prior to application to ensure proper penetration. In Varathane Gel Stain formula, a similar color is available called Cabernet. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Cabernet-Gel-Stain-Case-of-2-266334/203368599
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March 8, 2016
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Please refer to the packaging for usage instructions and a complete list of product warnings and safety recommendations.
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can the black cherry gel stain be purchased in a store in michigan without ordering it

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I am ready to stain solid cherry cabinet doors for a client. I have 3 other clients ready to purchase
more cabinets if I can achieve the deep burgundy look that cherry is known for. I don't have time to
wait for the order. I need it right away
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July 26, 2016
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Talk to your local store's customer service rep. If they don’t have it, they may be able to special order it for you.
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this is not a gel stain ... and staining cherry ! ?
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1 qt. 3X Black Cherry Premium Wood Stain (Case of 2) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be careful of the color... The color of the stain is nothing like the color on the can... It looks like grape jelly or raspberry jam not the red brown cherry as shown on the can. Waste of time, waste of money. One star for actually being stain...
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from grwar job this stain was everything I hoped for. finished the product perfectly.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The best stain I have used - but terrible color I do a lot of woodworking in my spare time. Finishing is my favorite part of any project. I apply anything form professional grade sprayed finishes to hand rubbed oil finishes. I don't use stain often, but when I do I am very selective. This 3x stain is amazing stuff. Thick like a gel stain so it is perfect for blotch prone wood like maple and cherry. Coverage really is "3x" I've used gel stains before and this stuff is unreal. I tried a sample on some scrap maple - which is notorious for blotching. Without any washcoat or pre-stain, this went down beautifully with a foam brush. It wiped off clean and dried quick The only issue is the color. It is very purple. Even on a dark wood like black walnut, it shows up a deep purple color. I have already purchased a few different colors of the Varathane 3x and can't wait to use them. I was that impressed.
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This stain was easy to use and dries fast We wanted to replace our carpet stairs, we bought your stair treads with risers. We used Varathane black cherry stain. With one qt we did 15 stairs and risers and one coat worked just fine. We did have enough to do a second if needed.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even I could use it. This stain sat on the shelf for a while before I was brave enough to use it. Staining is not something I am good at. I usually talk my sister into doing it for me. But I was able to get good results using this stain. It is easy to apply, and it seams like the foam brush is never going to run dry. This can is going to last through several staining projects! Now I just need to get it in more finishes.
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible... just horrible This stain should really be renamed to "purple stain" because that's the color you'll get. Luckily I did a practice stain on the back of my new stair treads and didn't ruin it. Unfortunately, I lost the receipt and couldn't return it - now I'm stuck with it. Don't make my mistake...
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from VARATHANE MAKES AN EXCEPTIONAL PRODUCT MINWAX oil based wood finish has been my go to interior wood stain for staining door and window moulding, etc. but after trying VARATHANE'S black cherry wood stain I believe I may have a new go to wood stain. I am very satisfied with the one coat even finish that the VARATHANE wood stain produced when I stained some quarter round moulding. I can not wait to use this stain on future projects that need staining.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to use This stain went on easy and has great color,I put one coat on the wood in my trailer and it looks great
Date published: 2016-03-31
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