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Questions and Answers for Varathane 1 qt. Dark Walnut Classic Interior Wood Stain (2-Pack)

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Model #339720

Store SKU #1003235429

  • 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 150 sq. ft. per quart

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Q:If my painter messed up and used this on our front door that was done 6 years ago and was really faded, what can we do to fix it? It dried well everywhere but near the handle and a few otherCould we apply the top coat water base to help ? Thank you julie
by|Feb 23, 2024
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A:  Thank you for reaching out, Julie. If applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain to doors or exterior surfaces we recommend top coating using Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Spar Urethane. If the finish has faded we recommend sanding the surface and reapplying a new coat of the stain. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-qt-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Outdoor-Spar-Urethane-250241H/100165652 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Mar 1, 2024
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    Q:Can I mix the stain with the polyurethane
    by|Feb 22, 2024
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    A:  Thank you for reaching out, John. While a polyurethane can be applied as a protective top coat for Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain we do not recommend mixing the stain with the poly before applying. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

    by|Feb 22, 2024
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      Q:I used this stain on the interior of a planter bed. Is it safe to plant food inside of the planter with this stain?
      by|Feb 20, 2024
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      A:  Thank you for reaching out. Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain contains harmful gases that we do not recommend applying around or in direct contact with plants. We do not currently offer any products that we would recommend for this application. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

      by|Mar 11, 2024
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        Q:Does this have a matte finish?
        by|Feb 10, 2024
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        A:  Thank you for reaching out. While Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is not available in a matte finish `Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Matte Polyurethane can be applied as a protective and provide a clear matte finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-8-oz-Clear-Matte-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-4-Pack-262075/305588546 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

        by|Mar 8, 2024
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          Q:I have scratched dining chair legs. Can I use this only on the areas where it's needed or do I have to sand all of the legs fully?
          by|Feb 3, 2024
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          A:  You can use a thin artist paint brush and only add this stain to the scratched areas. If the scratch is NOT absorbing the stain then multiple coats one on top of the other might be needed to cover. Then protect the area with a wax or poly coat.

          by|Feb 5, 2024

            A:  Thank you for reaching out. Before applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Interior Wood Stain remove any existing finishes with sandpaper or stripper. For a consistent finish across your project we recommend applying Varathane Classic to the entire surface. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

            by|Feb 5, 2024
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              Q:Can I use it to make maintain my hardwood floor and make it shiny? Please let me know if you recommend another product for this purpose? Thanks!
              by|Jan 21, 2024
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              A:  No. This is a stain only. It is meant to go onto unfinished wood to change the color. If you just want to make your floors more shiny, then lightly sand, clean, and apply a poly top coat. Make sure the poly you use is made for floors and not furniture.

              by|Mar 21, 2024

                A:  Thank you for reaching out. Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain provides a rich natural color for wooden floors. It provides minimal shine or sheen, for added sheen we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Floor Finish. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-gal-Clear-Gloss-Water-Based-Floor-Polyurethane-2-Pack-230031/202057139 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

                by|Jan 22, 2024
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                  Q:Can i apply danish oil as a top coat?
                  by|Jan 16, 2024
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                  A:  We're happy to help. Since Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain and Rust-Oleum Watco Danish Oil are both penetrating products they cannot be used with each other. Instead, we recommend top coating the stain using Rust-Oleum Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-Gal-Clear-Satin-Water-Based-Interior-Polyurethane-200231/100176203 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

                  by|Jan 16, 2024
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                    Q:Can apply this product on my truck wood bed liner ??
                    by|Jan 7, 2024
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                    A:  We're happy to help, Danny. While Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain can be used on wooden surfaces, it is for interior surfaces only. The wear from the elements will cause the stain to fade. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

                    by|Jan 8, 2024
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                      Q:Can I use this to restrain a headboard
                      by|Dec 29, 2023
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                      A:  As long as the headboard is bare wood, Timothy, you can stain the surface using the Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Stain. If you are unable to remove the coating/stain, you run the risk of having the new stain not penetrate in appropriately, which can cause issues with drying. We hope this helps! - Rust-Oleum Product Support 1

                      by|Feb 2, 2024
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                        Q:What is the best thing to go over already finished wood if any? I bought a new bedroom set and I want to make it a little bit darker.
                        by|Dec 28, 2023
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                        A:  Thank you for reaching out, Patrea. If staining previously finished surfaces we recommend using our Rust-Oleum Varathane Gel Stain as it can be applied to previously finished surfaces. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Varathane-1-Qt-Black-Wood-Interior-Gel-Stain-2-Pack-349700/308461690 -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

                        by|Jan 3, 2024

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