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8 oz. Dark Walnut 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 37 sq. ft. per 8 oz.
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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 8 oz. Dark Walnut 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 37 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 # 305502026

Model # 339744

Store SKU # 1003315238

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

8 Ounce

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

37 sq ft

Details

Application

Specialty Finish/Small Project

Application Method

Brush, Wipe On

Base Material

Oil Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Dark Walnut

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

336Questions
caret
Q:The stain isn’t drying it’s been more than 4 days and it’s still sticky and splotchy after 2 coats
by|May 13, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  Oh no, Nicole, let's see if we can help. If Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is leaving a tacky finish that typically means not all excess stain was removed. To remove the excess we recommend taking a rag lightly dampened with mineral spirits and wiping down the surface. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|May 14, 2024
    caret
    Q:Why is the Gunstock Varathane a totally different color than the can I bought 10 years ago? It was in a black can. I applied the new stuff and it looks like redwood on the same wood used back then. Has the formula changed? the photo show old and new stain
    by|May 11, 2024
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  We need to gather more details to get to the bottom of this! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us further about your experinece with Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

    by|May 13, 2024
      caret
      Q:I applied a fruitwood color stain to butcher block countertops and the they came out with more of a reddish tone than expected. Can I apply this natural cover on top to tone down?
      by|May 6, 2024
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  We're happy to help, Grant. Yes, Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Natural Wood Stain can be applied with to give a lighter tone to your wood. Be sure to sand the surface before applying to reopen the pores, so the stain can properly penetrate. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

      by|May 6, 2024
        caret
        Q:Will the Natural Classic Wood Interior Stain change the color of ash butcher block countertop? Is it okay to apply Wood Conditioner and then the Satin Oil-based Polyurethane without the Natural Classic Stain?
        by|May 5, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  We're happy to help, Dan. Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Natural Wood Stain will still alter the color of your wood and help give it a richer finish. We also do not recommend applying the wood conditioner without applying a stain after. Please also note applying these stains to a butcher block countertop will make the surface no longer a food safe surface. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

        by|May 6, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 4,404 reviews
          • 79% recommend this product
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          Our first time staining, went well!
          It’s a little expensive for such a little can. It was our first time staining anything though and it did extremely well! Super smelly, though. Major headache from the fumes.
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            • Recommended
            Confused on the color
            I purchased 2 cans to compare colors on my wood nightstand. I bought Special Walnut and Early American. Special Walnut is supposed to be darker and less red than Early American but it wasn't. I feel like the cans were mislabeled or the color is off.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 3, 2024
            Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experinece, Emmily. The final color of Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stains will be dependent on the type of wood, the cut of it, and the condition it is in. It is also essential that all excess stain is wiped away from the surface shortly after application.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
              • Recommended
              I used this product on a work bench top and it turned out beautifully.
              by
              • Verified Purchase
              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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              • Verified Purchase
              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
                2 found this review helpful
                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
                  3 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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