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1 qt. Dark Walnut Premium Fast Dry Interior Wood Stain

  • 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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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

About This Product

Varathane 1 qt. Dark Walnut 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.

Highlights

  • 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
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Product Information

Internet # 203332254

Model # 266167

Store SKU # 997058

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

275 sq ft

Details

Application

Specialty Finish/Small Project

Application Method

Brush, Wipe On

Base Material

Oil Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Dark Walnut

Dry to Touch (min.)

60 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Mineral Spirits

Paint/Stain Features

Fast Drying, Top Coat Required

Product Form

Liquid

Substrate Condition

Bare Wood, Finished Wood, Old/Reclaimed Wood, Stained Wood, Unfinished Wood

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

1

Transparency

Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Wood Effects

No Additional Effect

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

550Questions
caret
Q:Should we use brush to stain the wooden stairs or should we use clothes to wipe
by|Mar 29, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  We're happy to help. We recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain using a brush or lint free rag, however, this stain can not be applied to floors or stairs without a floor finish. The wood stain will need to be top coated using Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Floor Finish. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Mar 29, 2024
    caret
    Q:I would like to use this in a butchers block vanity top in the bathroom. Should I apply poly on top? Any other advice?
    by|Mar 21, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Happy to help, Ryan! For added protection and durability, we do recommend applying a polyurethane over Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain. Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Ultimate Polyurethane is a great option for interior surfaces. Please keep in mind, this is not a waterproofing finish and at this time, we do not offer a waterproof finish for interior wood surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-200241H/100169146 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Mar 22, 2024
      caret
      Q:putting varathene redwood on a front pine porch covered peel
      by|Mar 17, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Thank you for reaching out, Mary. When using Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain on exterior surfaces, it must be topcoated with a suitable spar or exterior-grade polyurethane. This stain must also be applied to bare wood. We also do not recommend this product for use on decks or on porches, as we do not offer a suitable topcoat for this type of use and foot-traffic. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Mar 18, 2024
        caret
        Q:putting varathene redwood on a front pine porch covered peel
        by|Mar 17, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Thank you for reaching out, Mary. When using Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain on exterior surfaces, it must be topcoated with a suitable spar or exterior-grade polyurethane. This stain must also be applied to bare wood. We also do not recommend this product for use on decks or on porches, as we do not offer a suitable topcoat for this type of use and foot-traffic. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Mar 18, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.3 out of 5

          • 4.3 out of 4,442 reviews
          • 79% recommend this product
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          The color is great. I had to thin it to let more wood grain show through. I have soooo much product left over. I wish it was sold in tiny cans.
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          First time I have used this color. I made a picture frame and was trying to match a piece of furniture color. It matched perfect. Made my wife so happy. My life is happy.
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          This is the color of vintage maple furniture! Easy to use and quick drying.
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          I haven't had a chance to do my sample boards for the Garden & Accessory cabinets I am doing for a garage project, but I did a test on a large terracotta plant vase, which is almost 2'ft tall and 30"inch wide..... 1 coat of the stain and 2 coats of acrylic sealant. The vase came out stunning!!!! Goes incredibly well with the red, white, blue theme vases....and looks great. I will do some sample boards this weekend, but I will say this Varathane's Barn Red is fantastic. Looks great and I can't wait to do the other samples.
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          The color is fantastic. It looks like a deep cherry on barn wood.
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          Great stain and color
          This stain color was the closest color we could get to match the rest of our mid century furniture. We are so pleased.
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          Weathered Gray looks cheap and painted on
          On freshly-cut pine the weathered gray went on very inconsistently and looked more or less painted on. Nobody in my family liked it. I did end up going with Behr’s bold coffee custom tint, which looks awesome and goes on like a proper stain.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportJun 23, 2023
          Let's talk about this, Miles! Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain must be applied to bare, sanded wood. Sanding the wood helps ensure the stain can properly penetrate. When staining a softwood, like pine, we do recommend using Rust-Oleum Varathane Wood Conditioner to help prevent a blotchy appearance.
          https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-8-oz-Wood-Conditioner-342085/305587137
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
            Very easy to apply and it's a nice dark brown. I used 2 coats and it looks great. Only one coat of you want to see grain of wood.
            Great color for butcher block
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            This stain was the perfect color for around the window and the closet frame.
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