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
Happy to help, Jen! Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain must be applied to bare, sanded to wood to ensure proper penetration. We also recommend applying in a test area first to ensure the desired color, since the wood species used can affect the final color. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Glad to lend a hand, Tom. Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain in Weathered Oak can definitely be applied pine wood. We do recommend with softer woods such as that be conditioned to ensure a uniform finish. For that, you can used the Rust-Oleum Varathane Wood Conditioner. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Wood-Conditioner-342087/305704375 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
Thanks for reaching out, Bob! We actually wouldn't suggest that the Rust-Oleum Varathane Claissic Interior Stain be used on an exterior application. The UV wouldn't allow the product to hold up the best. We hope this helps. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1
Thank you for reaching out! Our Varathane Wood Stains work best for interior wood surfaces. For an exterior fence, we recommend using one of our Wolman Wood Stain coatings: https://www.homedepot.com/b/Paint-Exterior-Wood-Coatings-Exterior-Wood-Stains/Wolman/N-5yc1vZbbbmZ5ep - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Thank you for reaching out! If Gunstock is the color you would like, we recommend applying the Varathane Classic Gunstock Wood Stain, then polyurethane in the sheen of your choice. We do also offer our Varathane Oil-Based Stain & Polyurethane, which is a tinted polyurethane coating: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-American-Chestnut-Satin-Oil-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-and-Stain-2-Pack-339613/305535877 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2
Happy to help, Danielle! Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is a penetrating product that dries and hardens inside the wood. To protect the finish on interior furniture, we recommend finishing with Rust-Oleum Varathane Ultimate Polyurethane. Once the finish has cured, the surface may be cleaned with standard nonabrasive household cleaners. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Oil-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-341720/305583791 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4
If it was aged completely I personally would not have an issue with using it.
Great question, Jo. If the Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain was applied on an exterior door, then we recommend using Rust-Oleum Varathane Spar Urethane. For inside, you'll need to use an interior polyurethane. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Paint-Exterior-Wood-Coatings-Exterior-Wood-Sealers/Varathane/N-5yc1vZaquxZ641/Ntk-EnrichedProductInfo/Ntt-spar%2Burethane?NCNI-5&storeSelection=1950,1912,1986,1976,1961&experienceName=default - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5
We can help! While our Varathane line does not offer an exterior stain, Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain can be topcoated with a suitable spar for durability on exterior surfaces. We recommend using a Rust-Oleum Varathane Spar Urethane. https://www.homedepot.com/s/varathane%2520spar?NCNI-5 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
Thank you for reaching out! An exterior wood stain such as our Wolman DuraStain is a better option in most cases for exterior wood surfaces, however, our Varathane Classic Wood Stain may be applied to exterior wood surfaces if our Varathane Spar Urethane is applied over it to protect the finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Gloss-Water-Based-Exterior-Spar-Urethane-250041H/100162024 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2