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
A: Thanks for reaching out! We do not recommend thinning Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Wood Stain as this will affect the stains drying time and performance. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 13
A: Thanks for reaching out. Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain color can be impacted by several factors, such as the species of wood, and how long the stain is allowed to penetrate the wood prior to wiping the excess stain. The longer the stain is allowed to remain on the wood prior to wiping, the darker the color will become. We recommend testing the stain on a scrap piece of wood, or a test spot prior to applying to ensure the desired color is achieved. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6
A: Thank you for reaching out! Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain is a semi-transparent stain, and the condition of the wood will affect the final appearance. The type and cut of the wood can also affect the color, so a test application is always recommended. If needing further assistance, please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3
A: Great question, Christine! If staining the treads with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, the surface must be topcoated with a floor polyurethane to ensure full longevity and durability. We recommend Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Floor Polyurethane. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-2-Pack-230231/202057141 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3