Classic color in a wiping wood stain with ultimate control. Reclaim the beauty of wood surfaces including maple, oak, pine and more.
Expert wood finishing quality since 1958 for the professional, DIY fixer upper, furniture maker or home restoration project.
High performance, fast drying stain with one coat application. Perfect wood tone and enhanced wood grain in less time.
Sand in direction of wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Progress through 150, 180 and 220 grit.
Apply stain with the grain using a high quality brush or lint free cloth. Layer coats to build rich color.
Cover with one liberal coat. Allow to penetrate for 5-10 minutes. Remove excess stain by wiping with cloth in direction of grain.
Use Varathane Polyurethane over surfaces stained with Varathane Classic or Fast Dry. Polys increase protection, durability and color retention.
Use as a wood furniture stain
Stains wood floors
Add rich color to cabinets
Create unique décor and gifts
Use to stain tables and stain chairs
Update your curb appeal
Hi Fran, thank you for reaching out! Prior to applying our Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain, all existing stains and finishes must be removed by sanding the flooring with a floor sander. Once the wood is prepared according to the label instructions, the stain may be applied, and the excess stain wiped away after a few minutes. The stain must then be protected using several coats of a floor-grade polyurethane, such as our Varathane Floor Finish Water-Based Polyurethane: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-2-Pack-230231/202057141 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Yes, the Varathane, and other brands.
Happy to clear things up! This is a listing for Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain. This product is intended for use on bare, sanded wood, so that is can best penetrate and stain the surface. Excess stain must be wiped away to allow for proper drying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Happy to help! Yes, Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain can be topcoated with the water-based polyurethane. We recommend the 4 coats to ensure full durability and protection of the surface. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
We'll be happy to clear that up for you, John! The Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Stain is an oil-based stain. We hope this helps! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1
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Use citristrip and try again. It’s a beautiful color when done right. This stain will allow the wood grain to show through. If you want a heavier look, try an opaque stain.
Happy to help, Doug! Yes, another application of Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain can be applied. Just make sure any excess stain is removed after each application to ensure proper drying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Thank you for reaching out! The Rust-Oleum Varathane Fast Dry Stain in Barn Red is not available in an 8 oz size and only available in a quart. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1