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1 qt. Cabernet Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain (2-Pack)

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  • One coat coverage, premium wiping stain highlights wood grain
  • Fast dry wood stain creates rich color that dries in 1 hour
  • Easy to use wood finish covers up to 275 sq. ft. per quart
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Product Details

Classic Penetrating Wood Stains

Classic Penetrating Wood Stains – Build Color

Classic color in a wiping wood stain with ultimate control. Reclaim the beauty of wood surfaces including maple, oak, pine and more.

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Creating flawless finishes for over 60 years

Expert wood finishing quality since 1958 for the professional, DIY fixer upper, furniture maker or home restoration project.

Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains

Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains – One Coat Coverage

High performance, fast drying stain with one coat application. Perfect wood tone and enhanced wood grain in less time.

Start by Sanding

Start by Sanding

Sand in direction of wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Progress through 150, 180 and 220 grit.

Classic Penetrating Stain

Classic Penetrating Stain

Apply stain with the grain using a high quality brush or lint free cloth. Layer coats to build rich color.

One Coat Fast Stain

One Coat Fast Stain

Cover with one liberal coat. Allow to penetrate for 5-10 minutes. Remove excess stain by wiping with cloth in direction of grain.

Protect with Poly

Protect with Poly

Use Varathane Polyurethane over surfaces stained with Varathane Classic or Fast Dry. Polys increase protection, durability and color retention.

Stain Furniture

Stain Furniture

Use as a wood furniture stain

Wood Floor Stain

Wood Floor Stain

Stains wood floors

Kitchen Cabinet Stain

Kitchen Cabinet Stain

Add rich color to cabinets

Craft Stain

Craft Stain

Create unique décor and gifts

Table Stain

Table Stain

Use to stain tables and stain chairs

Door Stain

Door Stain

Update your curb appeal

Varathane 1 qt. Cabernet Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain (2-Pack) 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
  • No wood conditioner required prior to application
  • Browse Available Floor Refinishing Tool Rental Options
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
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Questions & Answers

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Q:How do I get this worn Navy varathane premium wood stain to look like my submitted photo?
by|Jan 20, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  Thank you for reaching out, Jason! We were unable to view any photos with your submitted question. If needing further assistance with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Jan 23, 2023
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    Q:Im doing a dining room table/chairs with this gel stain, Would it be ok to use lacquer instead of polyurethane as a top coat?
    by|Jan 11, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for reaching out! Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain is not considered a gel stain, however it can be used on interior bare wood furniture. If wanting to use a lacquer, you will want to ensure that it can be used on stained wood and ensure that the stain is fully dry prior to applying it. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Jan 11, 2023
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      Q:can i apply on top of an existing stain? pine doors
      by|Dec 19, 2022
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      A:  It would be better if you removed the old stain if you’re wanting to get the best look. You can use paint and stain remover to do that, for instance Behr wood stain and finish stripper that is also sold at Home Depot. Follow the instructions on the stain before staining to get the best results. 

      by|Dec 21, 2022

        A:  We appreciate your interest! For the best results, we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain over bare, sanded wood. The presence of an existing stain may prevent the new stain from fully penetrating. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Jan 9, 2023
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          Q:What can I use to thin out color
          by|Dec 13, 2022
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          A:  Thank you for reaching out! If wanting to create a custom color with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, you would need to mix together other colors from this line. We do not recommend adding tint or using different stains, as it can prevent the stain from properly performing or drying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

          by|Dec 13, 2022
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            Customer Reviews

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            Perfect simi-transparent black stain!
            I was looking for a black -ish semi-transparent stain that would be solid consistent color but allow the texture of the wood to be visible. This was the only one I could find and it coated perfectly and completely in just one coat. Works great and finishes very well.
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            Good wood stain fast dry...
            Good wood stain fast dry
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            Rich natural finish.
            This stain on cedar planks adds a rich natural finish to my cabinets.
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            80 year old hardwood floors look like barnwood now
            Love Love Love the color Carrington! it made our 80 year old oak floors look like Barnwood! We just wiped it down with a brush and wiped it off with rags didn't let it sit for too long because we didn't want it that dark. On a different set of floors I left it on for about three minutes and wiped it off and they are much darker but still just as beautiful. You cannot go wrong with Carrington! We are now going to sand down all of our doors to match
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              These are by far my most favorite of stains
              I have been using these for so many years and I love the quality. I have been always happy with the quality however i will say in no way does this ever dry before 6 -12 hours. Sometimes if its humid it will take way more time. No matter what it is worth the wait.
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                Came out GREAT!
                Easy to apply and looks great! Just remember to wipe of the excess before it dries. Looks even better after applying epoxy glaze! I would also recommend letting any indoor furniture to dry for several days before bringing back inside.
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                  Vintage Aqua is more blue than Bleached Blue
                  Over a year ago, I built a shelf and stained it with Varathane Wood Stain in color: Bleached Blue. Recently I noticed the local box stores do not carry that color. But there is a newer blue color that I noticed within the Varathane Wood Stain section: Vintage Aqua. Like I suspected, these 2 colors are different, which I like both. See this photo of a wood block with bleached blue on the left & vintage aqua on the right.
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                    Favorite stain
                    This is my new favorite brown stain. Has a good grey undertone. I love the premium stains. They go on smooth and easy and are a bit thicker. I have not been disappointed yet.
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                    Varathane is a top Choice.
                    This product is incredible. I've used it to refinish an old table and an antique rocking chair. Both projects turned out great. The Varathane goes on easily and covers well. For large blemishes and wood filler multiple coats are necessary for best coverage. I like Varathane much more than the Minwax varnish stain.
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                    Worked great
                    Gave us just the look we were looking for. Had pretty good coverage. 10×8 wall got two coats with a little bit left over
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                    Container Size1 Quart1 Quart1 Quart1 Quart
                    Base MaterialOil BasedOil BasedOil BasedOil Based
                    Paint/Stain FeaturesFast Drying,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Top Coat RequiredFast Drying,Top Coat Required
                    TransparencyTransparentTransparentTransparentTransparent
                    Wood EffectsNo Additional EffectNo Additional EffectNo Additional EffectNo Additional Effect
                    Product FormLiquidLiquidLiquidLiquid
                    Number of coats recommended1111
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