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1 qt. Ebony 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

Varathane 1 qt. Ebony 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.
  • 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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  • 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:Is this water based?
by|Nov 28, 2022
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A:  Yes

by|Dec 5, 2022

    A:  Happy to help, Jerry. Rust-Oleum Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain is not water based, it is oil based, it cleans up with mineral spirits. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

    by|Nov 28, 2022

      A:  No it is not it is oil-based

      by|Nov 30, 2022
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        Q:I used this already I believe over poly .. a thin coat .. to spruce an old piece I inherited up.. will it ever every dry... it's only been 3 hours but its tacky?
        by|Nov 26, 2022
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        A:  Happy to help, Irene. Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain can only be applied to bare wood, the stain needs to penetrate the wood. Any existing finishes (including polys) need to be removed before staining. Apply one coat of stain liberally with a good quality brush or clean lint free rag. Allow to penetrate for 2-3 minutes, then remove excess by wiping with a rag in the direction of the grain. Removal of all excess material is essential to ensure proper dry time. All excess stain must be removed. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

        by|Nov 28, 2022
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          Q:I plan to use a solid oak bench does this Stan work well with oak
          by|Nov 20, 2022
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          A:  Great question, Franklin. Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain works on all types of wood. The high performance nano pigments work to intensify color clarity and highlight wood grain. The final appearance will vary with different types of wood. For best results, follow the preparation application steps on the label carefully. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 4

          by|Nov 21, 2022
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            Q:How long is the drying time if you don't wipe it off?
            by|Nov 15, 2022
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            A:  30-40 minutes depending on the temperature 

            by|Nov 16, 2022

              A:  Hi John, thank you for reaching out! Our Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains are designed to dry in the wood grain, and will not dry on the wood surface. If the excess wood stain is not removed from the surface, it will never fully harden, and will dissolve into the polyurethane when it is applied. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2

              by|Nov 16, 2022
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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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                  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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                      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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                      Very Cherry
                      I chose Traditional Cherry and it is MUCH darker and brighter than the label shows. I've used it on several projects now and it produces a vibrant finish after covering it with a little poly. It's easy to use and covers nicely. I have found it advisable to use a sealer first. I've been using a homemade black tea wash and I think the results are spectacular.
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                      Loved this product! 5 star...
                      Loved this product! 5 star
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                      I bought this because of a Pinterest post about stable...
                      I bought this because of a Pinterest post about stable and this is he stain they used. I couldn’t find it anywhere local so I was forced to order it. I only had a choice o buy two quarts at a time, so I did. I applied the stain and it looked nothing liked the pictures from the table on Pinterest. So what did I do, I improvised and put two coats of the honey maple and then did one light stain of carrington (dark stain) and wiped it off immediately & got an awesome color! I just used it on some stills and came out beautiful! Thanks
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                      The premium brand is the best stain ever. I stained...
                      The premium brand is the best stain ever. I stained my stairs and banister that had a clear poly finish on it. I was surprised I was able to stain right over it and it looks gorgeous. No stripping was needed. The premium was much deeper in tone which is less coats. I let it cure fir 24 hrs if you want a darker tone. The second coat left a nice shine no top coat needed.
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                      This stain with Poly is AMAZING!
                      Love the color! Took me a while to match a trim with this color but this color is amazing after I brushed some poly on it!
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                      Base MaterialOil BasedOil BasedOil BasedWater Based
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