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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steph AWESOME AWESOME
I'm a big DIYer. I've literally used just one can on staining a dining table, 4 dining chairs, coffee table, and cabinet. Now I have a complete matching set. Super surprised how much is needed to stain everything. It's super easy to use. Depending on ventilation, first coat should dry within one hour. Great deep color and extremely easy to use. Usually i put on two coats and the last a semi-gloss polythurane finish. I would absolutely buy this again. When cleaning, it's easy to wash off your hands if you rub it away with a towel or paper towels
July 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CesarG Stay away from this
Firstly, the color on the label and the display samples on the shelf are nothing like what you'll actually get. I applied this to maple plywood, AFTER applying wood conditioner and after wiping excess off the color was way too light. Secondly, I let the first coat dry completely and did a second coat to darken it and it had absolutely no change in color after I wiped off the excess. I again waited for it to dry then added a THIRD really thick coat without wiping off the excess and althought I achieved the desired color, the stain did not level out and it left a bunch of noticeable streaks in the wood. I've used many different stains before and none have given me this much trouble. Bottom line, if a high end finish is what you're after, stay away from this stuff. It's difficult to work with and the color does not match at all what's advertised on the label or on the display samples.
October 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MayaMaya Beautiful color concentration
I had a cheap pine table that was still good structurally, but not much to look at. I applied the Kona wood stain. It looks like a more expensive piece of furniture.
September 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mike Fast Drying Varathane Kona Stain
This stain was applied to a freshly sanded red oak floor by a professional floor installer to match an existing floor. The stain magnified minor imperfections with undesirable results. The floor was resanded to remove the Varathane stain and was restained with another major brand of penetrating stain with beautiful results. I would not use this product again.
June 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ambar Beautiful color
We got a small can of it just to try it out and it definitely exceeded my expectations as far as colors go. It dried so nicely and you don't need that many coats for it to show. We will probably do a second coat after I purchase the second can. I will say the paint smell lingers but I guess that's expected.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SteveinMD Good stain but use a respirator
The color is just what I was looking for and it went in easy with a staining sponge. I used a respirator and was fine but even with windows open the smell has gone throughout my house even after 8 hours.
January 27, 2013