Internet #305626728

Model # 340226

Store SKU #1003317961

0020066429263

1 qt. Classic Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner

  • Conditions interior wood surfaces to prep for water based stain
  • Seals soft or porous wood for a smooth, even wood stain finish
  • Easy to use, high solid formula covers up to 125 sq. ft./quart
$ 12 98
Loading Options

Frequently Bought Together

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

Fast Drying Water Based Wood Stain

Fast Drying Water Based Wood Stain

Water-based stains dry quickly for easy application with soap and water clean up. Great choice for classic color on smaller projects.

Varathane Wood Care since 1958

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.

Low Odor, Low VOC Wiping Stains

Low Odor, Low VOC Wiping Stains

Varathane Classic wood wiping stain offers low odor application with a low VOC formula.

Start by Sanding

Start by Sanding

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

Apply Water-Based Wood Conditioner

Apply Water-Based Wood Conditioner

Ensure beautiful, even color and prevent blotching on soft woods like pine with pre-stain wood conditioner.

Shake Stain Can Before Opening

Shake Stain Can Before Opening

Apply stain in a circular motion with lint-free cloth until wood is evenly saturated. Wipe off excess in direction of wood grain after 2-5 minutes.

Protect with a Poly Top Coat

Protect with a Poly Top Coat

Use Varathane Polyurethane to add a protective top coat over stained wood surfaces. Polys increase protection, durability and color retention.

Stain Furniture

Stain Furniture

Use as a wood furniture stain

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 chairs

Door Stain

Door Stain

Update your curb appeal

Low VOC Stain

Low VOC Stain

Great for people sensitive to odors and fumes

  • Conditions interior wood surfaces to prep for water based stain
  • Seals soft or porous wood for a smooth, even wood stain finish
  • Easy to use, high solid formula covers up to 125 sq. ft./quart
Varathane 1 qt. Classic Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is a pre-staining step made for use on interior wood projects before finishing with a water-based stain. Varathane Wood Conditioner helps prevent splotchy, uneven staining on soft and porous wood types, including birch, maple, alder, fir and pine. High-solids formula offers excellent penetration into the wood for beautiful staining results and projects. Made to prep and seal wood surfaces allowing for a rich, deep and even color.
  • Use prior to applying water-based stain on porous woods to minimize blotchiness and ensure a consistent, even stain application
  • Works on interior soft wood surfaces including pine, maple, alder, fir and birch
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
  • Acts as a wood sealer and seals soft wood pores for a better, even color and stain control without splotches
  • Applies easily to interior wood surfaces using a brush or cloth
  • High-solids formula penetrates deeply into wood to close pores, allow 30 minutes after application before applying wood stain
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Will work on a variety of wood surfaces including interior wood furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, wood floors and paneling
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

  • Conditions interior wood surfaces to prep for water based stain
  • Seals soft or porous wood for a smooth, even wood stain finish
  • Easy to use, high solid formula covers up to 125 sq. ft./quart
Model #: 340226
Sku #: 1003317961
Internet #: 305626728

Varathane 1 qt. Classic Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is a pre-staining step made for use on interior wood projects before finishing with a water-based stain. Varathane Wood Conditioner helps prevent splotchy, uneven staining on soft and porous wood types, including birch, maple, alder, fir and pine. High-solids formula offers excellent penetration into the wood for beautiful staining results and projects. Made to prep and seal wood surfaces allowing for a rich, deep and even color.

  • Use prior to applying water-based stain on porous woods to minimize blotchiness and ensure a consistent, even stain application
  • Works on interior soft wood surfaces including pine, maple, alder, fir and birch
  • Covers up to 125 sq. ft. per quart
  • Acts as a wood sealer and seals soft wood pores for a better, even color and stain control without splotches
  • Applies easily to interior wood surfaces using a brush or cloth
  • High-solids formula penetrates deeply into wood to close pores, allow 30 minutes after application before applying wood stain
  • Cleans up with soap and water
  • Will work on a variety of wood surfaces including interior wood furniture, cabinets, doors, trim, wood floors and paneling
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Compare Similar

Compare Similar Products
Best Seller
Brand Varathane Watco Varathane Varathane
Name 1 qt. Classic Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner 1 qt. Tung Oil 8 oz. Wood Conditioner (4-Pack) 1 qt. Wood Conditioner (2-Pack)
Price
$12.98
$20.48
$24.72 /case
$25.96 /case
Ratings (44) (119) (172) (172)
Container Size 1 Quart 1 Quart 8 Ounce 1 Quart
Transparency Transparent Transparent Transparent Transparent
Coverage Area (sq. ft.) 125 200 55 220
View Product View Product View Product View Product

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
125

Details

Application Method
Brush
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Oil/Conditioner
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Number per Package
1
Paint Tool Product Type
Interior Paint/Stain
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
No additional features
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
125

Details

Application Method
Brush
Dry to touch (min.)
30
Interior Paint & Stains Product Type
Oil/Conditioner
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Number of coats recommended
2
Number per Package
1
Paint Tool Product Type
Interior Paint/Stain
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Soap & Water
Paint/Stain Features
No additional features
Transparency
Transparent

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

how long does it take to dry

how long does it take to dry
Asked by: Paul
20-30 min
Answered by: Buildercouple909
Date published: 2019-12-17

Is there a maximum wait time to apply stain?

I was hoping to condition the wood today and stain tomorrow
Asked by: Mike
It will say on the label.
Answered by: kp129
Date published: 2020-04-05

Can the oil based stain be used over this if fully dried?

Asked by: chris
Great question, Chris. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is designed for use with the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Wood Stain only. Instead, we would recommend using the oil-based version with an oil-based stain. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Wood-Conditioner-342087/305704375 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
Answered by: Rust-OleumSupport
Date published: 2020-04-06

Can it be used with Gel Stain ?

Can it be used with Gel Stain ?
Asked by: Alf
Yes
Answered by: Pete
Date published: 2020-02-04
  • y_2020, m_7, d_1, h_15CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_6
  • loc_, sid_305626728, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 29ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT