Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DIYqueen Takes forever to dry, and leaves it sticky.
I love the color. My only complaint is that the paint takes forever to dry. The can says it dries in an hour, it's been 4, and it's still wet. I put a thin layer as well. I'm also noticing that it's leaving a tacky/sticky feeling at touch. Now i need to take another step just to get rid of it.
May 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by captron 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
March 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by joelav22 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.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jk264 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.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 335a very good product
Used for special purpose table stain. Worked well on oak.
October 6, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by skunkbad Too purple
The result of this stain applied to baltic birch plywood or poplar is way too purple. Perhaps on a different color wood it would turn out nice, but my experience is that I simply have to purchase another product.
August 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FurnitureFixerUpper Just Beautiful!
We refinished a number of hand-me-down pieces of furniture, and this stain made all the difference. Our "new" pieces look like a million bucks! Clean up was easy.
August 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3rdrock 1-qt. Black Cherry
I need something dark to protect a wheelchair ramp.
March 10, 2015