Model # 266161

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Varathane 1 qt. Kona Premium Wood Stain


1 qt. Kona Premium Wood Stain

$8.48 /each

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Product Overview

Varathane 1 qt. Kona Premium Wood Stain 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

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can I put this over white painted cabinets

I want it to look like wood fin8sh
Asked by: Jenny
Stain is meant to go on bare wood. you would need to completely sand down the white paint to apply this.
Answered by: CesarG
Date published: 2016-10-10

is there anyway I can have this product in gallon size?

Asked by: esmirna
I see the gallon sizes on their website however they will not sell them in Ohio.. wont ship them to the stores for pick up and wont ship them to my house. You can purchase the Quarts all day long.... but not Gallons.. This doesn't make any sense ???
Answered by: Vandussa
Date published: 2017-02-27

Can I use this with an already applied water based pre stain??

Asked by: Will
We suggest a test application to ensure product compatibility between different manufacturers paints and finishes, and that the stain will provide the color desired over the conditioner.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2017-02-15

how come it does'nt dry within 1 hr?

i sanded my kitchen cabinets and applied a wood stain using a brush. how come it takes time to dry i have to wait till next day for second coating.
Asked by: thirdy
Rust-Oleum Varathane Wood Stain is a high-performance, fast drying stain. The wood surface should be dry and ready to topcoat after only one hour. Excess stain on the wood surface, or not wiping the stain off after allowing to penetrate the wood could cause the stain to still feel tacky. If the surface is still tacky we recommend wetting a lint-free​ cloth with the stain, wiping the surface with the grain of the wood to reactive the stain, and then wipe the surface very well with a clean dry cloth to remove the excess stain.
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2016-08-17
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. Kona Premium Wood Stain is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-01-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-06-04
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