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1 qt. Vintage Aqua 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.

Varathane Logo

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. Vintage Aqua 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
  • Online price includes PaintCare fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT, WA
  • California residents

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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.

Varathane Logo

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

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Quart
Coverage Area (sq. ft.)
275

Details

Application Method
Brush,Wipe On
Base Material
Oil Based
Color Family
Blue
Color/Finish
Vintage Aqua Stain
Dry to touch (min.)
60
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
Paint/Stain/Waterproofer Product Type
Specialty Finish/Small Project
Product Form
Liquid
Substrate Condition
Bare Wood,Finished Wood,Old/Reclaimed Wood,Stained Wood,Unfinished Wood
Substrate/Surface Use Type
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

494Questions17Answers

I stained my interior closet barn doors with oil-based Varathane Carbon Gray Wood Stain. I want t...

Asked by LC1055 May 4, 2021
2
Answers

Happy to help! Yes, Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain can be topcoated with the water-based polyurethane. We recommend the 4 coats to ensure full durability and protection of the surface. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Is this product oil based? It doesn't say. Thank you

Asked by John May 1, 2021
1
Answer

We'll be happy to clear that up for you, John! The Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Stain is an oil-based stain. We hope this helps! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

Is Worn Navy discontinued?

Asked by SHW14048DKNY April 22, 2021
1
Answer

Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, To better answer your question, please contact the HD.com customer service department at 800-430-3376 call any day between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST, or call your local store, they can either answer your question or transfer you to your local store to answer your specific question. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

I have done a bunch of painting before but this is the first time I have stained anything and I m...

Asked by Nancy April 8, 2021
2
Answers

Use citristrip and try again. It’s a beautiful color when done right. This stain will allow the wood grain to show through. If you want a heavier look, try an opaque stain.

can i use multable layers to darken it up a tad

Asked by doug March 22, 2021
2
Answers

Happy to help, Doug! Yes, another application of Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain can be applied. Just make sure any excess stain is removed after each application to ensure proper drying. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Does Varathane Barn Red wood stain come in 8 oz. containers?

Asked by Charles March 19, 2021
1
Answer

Thank you for reaching out! The Rust-Oleum Varathane Fast Dry Stain in Barn Red is not available in an 8 oz size and only available in a quart. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

Do you have to sand between coats?

Asked by NC March 15, 2021
3
Answers

No. Only used one coat.

Can this stain be top-coated with a clear lacquer rather than polyurethane

Asked by ProfR March 14, 2021
1
Answer

Happy to clear things up! It's possible to apply a lacquer over the Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Stain. You may need a few coats to ensure desired results and protection. We hope this helps. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

Can this be top coated with an exterior varnish

Asked by Kelly March 12, 2021
2
Answers

Great question, Kelly! If using Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain on an exterior surface, it must be topcoated with a suitable exterior finish. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

Can I use this outside on a raised garden? The wood is rough and we live in So California so not...

Asked by Stinkerbell March 9, 2021
2
Answers

Good question! Rust-Oleum Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain can be applied to an exterior surface, but you would need to protect it with the Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-based Spar Urethane. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Varathane/N-5yc1vZ641/Ntk-EnrichedProductInfo/Ntt-spar%2Burethane%2Bwater?NCNI-5&sortby=bestmatch&sortorder=none - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 3,572 reviews
  • 81% recommend this product
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Black Cherry, you mean purple right?!
We bought the black cherry color for our cornhole boards thinking it would be a nice reddish brown color. IT IS PURPLE. We wanted two wood tones for the colors but instead we get this. While we still think they look nice, how the color turned out is not at all what the can shows.
by En2021
Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 14, 2021
Let's talk about this! Prior to each application, it is essential that Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain is applied in a test area first. This is because the wood species used for the application will affect the final color.
- Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
Aged Barrel
This stain color is so beautiful! It’s a grey brown and goes perfectly with our farmhouse design. We stained these pine doors with it, one coat. We did not seal it, we love the unfinished wood look. It’s perfect for an aged weathered look we wanted. Dries very quickly.
by Arcay
Loved the color. I bought it for a welcome sign.
Loved the color. I bought it for a welcome sign.
by JLG
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Looks great
I mixed ebony and kona togther to get the look i wanted. Came out slightly darker than i wamted but thats on me and not the product. Stair treads do look amazing. I used the staining pads which made it very easy to apply.
by crazystang70
Went on beautifully. I didn't know what to expect on...
Went on beautifully. I didn't know what to expect on this project. The floors are over 100 years old and hadn't been cared for. Sanding only helped with some of the marks, so I wasn't expecting much other than protecting the floors (adding 3 layers of poly also) from now on. I have received so many compliments on the floor! The color is beautiful!
by Sensiblecc
Love, love, love this color. I have used this on...
Love, love, love this color. I have used this on a heirloom rocking horse I was restoring which came out beautiful, and I also used that same color on a window seat that I just refinished and am very happy with the color. I used a water base satin poly to seal it. Excellent !
by Bettina
On red oak, 1 coat was a beautiful white wash...
On red oak, 1 coat was a beautiful white wash finish. Was our pick out of about 6 different “whites”. Image is prior to cabinets being painted white.
by HomeDepotCustomer
It goes on very well, beautiful color. Darkens up to a perfect shade as you re-coat it if you pre...
It goes on very well, beautiful color. Darkens up to a perfect shade as you re-coat it if you prefer a darker color. I love it.
by Gypsyrose
Easy to use with a brush and the sprayer...
Easy to use with a brush and the sprayer
by HomeDepotCustomer
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