Varathane 1 qt. Antique White Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain provides high quality color in 1 coat to enhance the natural beauty of interior wood surfaces. Fast drying formula dries in 1 hour and uses nano pigments to offer superior color and coverage. Superior wood stain saves time, energy and provides a great value. Easy to apply with a good quality synthetic brush or clean lint free rag without the need for pre-stain or wood conditioner.
One coat coverage, enhances natural grain of interior wood surfaces such as furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, floors, paneling and more
Achieves rich, deep color in one coat - covers up to 275 sq. ft. per quart
Semi-transparent, high performance stain features nano pigments for ultimate color clarity
Premium formula seals wood pores and enhances wood grain with superior coverage
Available in a wide variety of trendy and vintage colors to finish any project
Dries in 1 hour saving time on projects
Cleans up with mineral spirits
Top coat with Varathane polyurethane for durable, long lasting protection
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
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Nov 17, 2021
Stain for trim
It was a good price and the color came out great.
Nov 9, 2021
Excellent stain! Applies easily and penetrates deeply and evenly. Takes awhile for complete dry and you have to watch for excess stain that, when dry, definitely shows. Looks great but dries a shade darker than the shade shown on the can. Low odor and quick dissipation. All-in-all this Varathane is very good.
Nov 4, 2021
Be sure of color
Varathane makes great stuff. This is no exception. Quality and easy to use. Be sure of your color though. I had to use 2 shades lighter to achieve the color the label shows. Dries flat.
Sep 27, 2021
Super easy to use and my client loved the outcome....
Super easy to use and my client loved the outcome. Color is richer in person and gets a bit darker after a day and being sealed. I did 2 passes and even stained some wood filler as well and it turned out great.
Sep 23, 2021
Love Colonial Maple - great for pine
Love premium Colonial Maple stain. It makes pine looks like oak with a warm orange tone. When using with pre-conditioner, the color seems to be lighter, and I use 2 - 3 coats to get the deep color I want.
Sep 22, 2021
Added the perfect finish to my new pantry cabinet
Easy to apply and produced a nice warm tone to the plywood cabinets i am building ( see images)
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Aug 26, 2021
Color changed!! Doesn’t store well.
I purchased and used the “Traditional Cherry” (pictured) a few years ago for my new kitchen and hallway molding. The coverage was good but needed 3 coats on some wood to get it as dark as the rest. With each coat it took longer to dry (all took more than an hour) and the last coat remained a little tacky and lifted some when applying the polyurethane a full day later. Several months ago I opened one of the quart size cans. The stain had turned into a thick globby gel. 3/4 Full with the cover cleaned and sealed tight. Two remaining cans had done the same thing. Never had that happen before. I have 20+ years old cans of the other brand that are still good but not the right color. My problem: I never got around to replacing the doors in the hallway and kitchen and want to do that now but the color displayed on the can has changed from a “medium” cherry to a “light” cherry which won’t match the molding. What happened?!! With most cherry furniture being a medium tone, you’d think you could find that color easily in a stain!
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 27, 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience, Elaine. Over time the material inside will settle, so it is important that the container of the Rust-Oleum Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain is mixed very well. We need to know more about your application to make the best recommendation for you. Please feel free to call us at (800) 901-0411 to discuss further. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
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Aug 14, 2021
The dark walnut is a very nice stain to go...
The dark walnut is a very nice stain to go with natural wood.
Aug 14, 2021
I've bought the small can, because I didn't need much for my project. The weathered gray was my second to third choice, because HD didn't have the color I was looking for. The lid seems to be not very robust, because it deformed easily and a lot. I did apply three layers on pine lattice. The lattice actually twisted a bit.
Jun 30, 2021
Over 12 hours still not dry
Put a fan on my bench but after 12 hours dry time my fingers got stain on them. I painted it on with a brush and wiped off with a cloth so it’s not on thick. I waited even longer to apply a clear sealer and the color was coming off. My wood was fully sanded and ready for stain. I would pass on this stain. I dripped some stain on the floor of the garage and this morning they are still wet which is good for clean up but not for my bench.
Response from Rust-OleumSupportJul 1, 2021
That is not what we like to hear! While it is mentioned that the stain was wiped, if any stain remains on the surface of the wood, it will not dry as expected. Our Varathane Fast Dry Stains are designed to dry quickly in the wood grain, however, they will not dry on the surface like a paint will. We recommend either applying another coat of stain to reactivate the stain, or use mineral spirits to do the same. Wipe the reactivated stain thoroughly with a rag in the direction of the wood grain to remove all excess. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2