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8 oz. Gray Classic Wood Interior Stain Classic

  • 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. Gray Classic Wood Interior Stain Classic 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 # 305502025

Model # 339741

Store SKU # 1003315278

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

Gray

Color/Finish

Gray

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

345Questions
caret
Q:Maybe I know the answer but is the reason this stain shouldn’t be used on exterior cedar is that it has no u v protection . I have a custom who wants one ove the interior colors on exterior and I explained that I didn’t think was good idea and just wanted
by|Jun 11, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  We're happy to help, Lance. We do not recommend applying our Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain outdoors because the UV exposure and wear from the elements will cause the stain to haze and fade. However, if this stain is top coated using our Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane it can be applied to outdoor surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Outdoor-Spar-Urethane-250241H/100165652 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Jun 11, 2024
    caret
    Q:Will it cover scratches on wood?
    by|Jun 11, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Thank you for reaching out. While Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is great for giving a fresh look to wooden surfaces, it will not fill or cover scratches. This will leave a tacky finish on the surface. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

    by|Jun 11, 2024
      caret
      Q:Which varathane fill stick color best matches Gunstock? I tried a color group 3 which seems too dark.
      by|Jun 8, 2024
      1 Answer
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      A:  Thank you for reaching out. For our Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Gunstock Wood Stain we recommend using our Rust-Oleum Varathane Color Group 5 Fill Stick as it provides a similar red hue. However, this fill stick is also slightly darker than the color of the stain. To help get a more similar finish we recommend allowing the stain to penetrate for a few minutes longer to give a darker finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-3-2-oz-Colonial-Maple-Wood-Fill-Stick-340479/305568100 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

      by|Jun 10, 2024
        caret
        Q:Will this work on engineered wood?
        by|Jun 5, 2024
        1 Answer
        Answer This Question

        A:  Happy to clear things up, Daniel. Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is intended for use on bare wood surfaces. Provided the engineered wood is porous and sanded directed, it will penetrate and stain the surface, however the final appearance will be heavily dependent on the condition of the wood. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Jun 6, 2024
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          Customer Reviews

          4.4 out of 5

          • 4.4 out of 4,452 reviews
          • 79% recommend this product
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          • Verified Purchase
          disappointed in the color match
          In 2008 I decided on Varathane oil stain in Gunstock for all the trim, doorways and doors of our home. I did several sets of doors including eight bi-fold doors in this stain. Later (this month) we decided to remodel the family room and I purchased a new can of Gunstock stain as I needed to re-configure some areas. While this stain looks good and applies well it is nowhere near the same color of the original Gunstock stain we used. I called the Rust-oleum help desk and they were no help without the original can we used. The old stain was brown-ish with hints of yellow and the new stain is what I would call Redwood.
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            • Recommended
            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
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                  • Verified Purchase
                  Easy to work with and beautiful color
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