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1 qt. Early American Classic Wood Interior Stain

  • Timeless color in a penetrating wood wiping stain
  • Classic wood finish - layer coats to achieve rich, natural color
  • Wood stain recoats in 2 hours and covers 150 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. Early American Classic Wood Interior Stain provides a rich natural color that beautifully enhances the wood grain. Applies easily with high quality synthetic brush, lint-free cloth or foam applicator. Customize color or achieve a darker color by adding additional coats.

Highlights

  • Designed to enhance natural grain of interior wood surfaces such as furniture, cabinets, doors, trim and more
  • Covers up to 150 sq. ft., recoat in 2 hours to build color
  • Semi-transparent formula provides a classic, natural color that allows wood grain to come through
  • Wood finish penetrates deeply providing long lasting protection
  • Available in a timeless color assortment that provides the ability to match colors to previously stained projects
  • Most surfaces or projects require 2 coats, apply additional coats to further customize look
  • Final coat dries in 4 hours
  • For further protection, polyurethane may be applied
  • Allow 8 hours before applying oil-based poly and 24 hours before water based poly
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Product Information

Internet # 305502001

Model # 339710

Store SKU # 1003308602

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

150 sq ft

Details

Application

Specialty Finish/Small Project

Application Method

Brush, Wipe On

Base Material

Oil Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Early American

Dry to Touch (min.)

120 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

2

Number per Package

1

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Mineral Spirits

Paint/Stain Features

No additional features

Product Form

Liquid

Substrate Condition

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

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

2

Transparency

Semi-Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Wood Effects

No Additional Effect

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

329Questions
caret
Q:Is the Provincial in the Classic Stain the same color as the Provincial in the Premium Fast-Drying stain? The Provincial color in Premium looks much lighter on the website.
by|Apr 11, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Happy to clear things up, Mike! Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stains have a different formulation than our Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains. Because of this, the colors will not be an exact match. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

by|Apr 11, 2024
    caret
    Q:Best way apply, brush or spray, airless or cup
    by|Mar 15, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  Great question, Richard! You can use a brush or a clean, lint-free cloth to apply Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|Mar 16, 2024
      caret
      Q:Once dry can finish coat with lacquer
      by|Mar 15, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  Happy to help, Richard! Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is compatible with most lacquers once dry. Make sure the lacquer you are using states it can be used with stained woods. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|Mar 15, 2024
        caret
        Q:Is it toxic for animals?
        by|Mar 12, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  We're happy to clear things up, Roger. Once Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain has fully cured for at least 3 days it will no longer off gas any harmful fumes. Be sure to remove all excess stain after allowing it to penetrate for a few minutes, this ensures there is no tacky excess stain on the surface. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

        by|Mar 13, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 4,355 reviews
          • 79% recommend this product
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          Used this recently on a set of 4 TV stands I made for new TV's in the house. Works great and even better with the pre-stain.
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          Definitely not for indoor use!
          The stain was somewhat darker than the label, but nothing I can can't live with. The real problem is the long-lasting and horrible smell. It took 2 weeks for the smell to become somewhat manageable. If your project requires indoor use, you've be warned.
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          Response from Rust-OleumSupportMar 15, 2024
          This is not what we expect to hear! When applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain, it is essential that all excess stain is wiped away from the surface shortly after application. This will allow for the best color and ensure proper drying. This product also must be applied in a space with proper air circulation and ventilation as well. If needed, once the stain is fully dry, the surface can be wiped down with a clean rag, and some mild soap and water to remove any lingering odors on the surface.
          - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
            The color is a beautiful brown.
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            • Verified Purchase
            Nice product work better than normal shellac
            by
            • Verified Purchase
            Easy to work with and beautiful color
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            • Verified Purchase
            Horrible DO NOT USE INDOORS
            Horrible ! Never dries. It been over 24 hours floors are still super tacky! The smell OMG! IS EVER LASTLY HAVE ALL MY WINDOWS OPEN AND IT STILL SMELLS! DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT GUYS YOU WILL REGRET IT!
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 27, 2023
            Let's talk about this! To ensure proper drying with Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain, all excess stain must be wiped away from the surface shortly after application. Tacky product on the surface after a day tends to indicate that not all the excess stain was removed. To help remove the tacky product, we recommend wiping the surface down with clean rags and some mineral spirits.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
              2 found this review helpful
              I appreciate the ease of use and product consistency. If I run out in the middle of a project I know I can get an additional can and it will blend in perfectly.
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              1 found this review helpful
              BEWARE: this is a HORRIBLE color
              This color isn’t even close to what it is shown in pictures. First warning; it’s very grey, and very streaky and horrible looking. We sanded down my client’s original hardwood floors, and applied 2 coats of this stain. The first coat was a tad grey, but not terrible, but the second coat was horrible. So streaky, so grey, and just very dirty looking. A horrible product, my clients floors could have been completely ruined and it added multiple days on to our project trying to salavage them.
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 13, 2023
              That is not what we like to hear! Our Varathane Classic Wood Stains are shown applied to Red Oak, and color may vary slightly depending on the wood species, number of coats, and how long the stain is allowed to penetrate the wood prior to the excess stain being removed. Please also note we do not recommend applying this floor surfaces as the high foot traffic can cause the finish to fade and peel over time.
              -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
                1 found this review helpful
                Nothing like it looks on the can
                Garbage brand. Home Depot Please find better than this
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                Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 3, 2023
                That is not what we like to hear, Mike! There are several variables that can impact the color of wood stain, such as the wood species, number of coats, and how long the stain is allowed to penetrate before the excess stain is removed. We recommend testing on a small area or scrap piece prior to beginning your project, to ensure the desired color is achieved. Please give us a call at 800-901-0411, we will be happy to help. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Color not accurate AT ALL
                  The color weathered oak advertised on the can is not even close to what comes out. It is literally the greyest grey I’ve ever seen. I did a test run on the bottom side of my accent table and immediately with the slightest amount of stain I could already tell the color was way off. Very disappointed.
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                  Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 30, 2023
                  This is never what we like to hear! Please note our Varathane Classic Wood Stains are shown applied to Red Oak, and color may vary slightly depending on the wood species, number of coats, and how long the stain is allowed to penetrate the wood prior to the excess stain being removed.
                  -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14 Rustoleum
                    1 found this review helpful
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