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Customer Reviews 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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  • 4.4
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  • 79% recommend this product
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Very nice color for our oak hardwood floors
Very nice color for our oak hardwood floors
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Far from acurate
Bought this based on the color samples in the store and get something not even close to the can or sample. stain was used on oak and looks more golden than brown
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Response from Rust-OleumSupportFeb 1, 2021
Thank you for reaching out! With any application, we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain in a test area first. This is because the wood species used for the application will affect the final color of the stain.
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    4 found this review helpful
    Love this color and its great...
    Love this color and its great
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    Wonderful color, coverage and depth, while bringing out the grain of the various types of wood I ...
    Wonderful color, coverage and depth, while bringing out the grain of the various types of wood I used it on. Easy to apply and smooth transition from bare wood to previously stained surfaces.
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    2 found this review helpful
    The color was perfect for our garage project! I love...
    The color was perfect for our garage project! I love it!
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    What You See Is Not What You Get
    I must add my review to the list of other purchasers who did not get what they thought they were purchasing. Fortunately for me, I tested the Varathane stain on wood scraps identical to my project before attempting to use it. Definitely NOT hazelwood. It resembles chalky whitewash soap water. I stirred it thoroughly, kept it and the project at room temperature of 75 degrees, used the approved application brush, and an hour later applied another coat with the same dismal results. To make certain it wasn't a problem with the wood or my applicator, I grabbed a can of MinWax Gel Stain off my shelf, stirred it up and applied it to another scrap of the same wood using the same type applicator and got beautiful results immediately. Conclusion: This Varathane stain is simply HORRID. I am returning it to Home Depot. If I have to go to another store to buy MinWax products, I will do so.
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    Response from Rust-OleumSupportJan 4, 2021
    Yikes, something is amiss here, and we need to gather more details to get to the bottom of it! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us further about your experience with Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain. When calling, please have your can nearby, so we can collect the batch information from it. We hope you will give us a chance to try to make things right with you!
    - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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      Great Color! It made our Siberian elm live edge slab...
      Great Color! It made our Siberian elm live edge slab match the alder doors perfectly.
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      1 found this review helpful
      This stain went on flawlessly and dries quickly. I was able to top coat it with water based poly...
      This stain went on flawlessly and dries quickly. I was able to top coat it with water based poly in one day. I recommend using this NATURAL color stain on Colorado Beetle Kill Pine it really brings out the colors!
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      2 found this review helpful
      This stain is perfect for use when layering with another stain. To update my oak stained cabi...
      This stain is perfect for use when layering with another stain. To update my oak stained cabinets, I used this stain with a brown color wash. The resulting color is warm and rich looking.
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      I used this product to stain my faux-wood garage doors and they turned out amazingly well! I simp...
      I used this product to stain my faux-wood garage doors and they turned out amazingly well! I simply brushed this product on, waited a minute, and then very gently wiped it off with a soft rag. The doors look brand new as you can see from the attached photo. The product is oil based, which is nice for exterior use since it repels water. Make sure to have paint thinner on hand for clean up.
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      1 found this review helpful
      Loved the color and the coverage of this stain. Just bought a month ago and use it for all my cra...
      Loved the color and the coverage of this stain. Just bought a month ago and use it for all my craft stained wood to all match in my house.
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      This product was great...
      This product was great
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      This was a customer requested color for a couple pieces of furniture that I was building. It has ...
      This was a customer requested color for a couple pieces of furniture that I was building. It has a dark brown with a hint of red color.
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      Great product
      Great product
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      Not even close to what bought
      By far I don’t see it as pictures...Whitewashed? By far not as in description
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      Response from Rust-OleumSupportNov 9, 2020
      Thank you for sharing your experience! The final color of Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain can be affected by the wood species used for the application and the number of coats applied. This is why we recommend applying in a test area first. This stain also needs to be applied to bare, sanded wood to ensure proper penetration.
      - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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        Did not have a red undertone which I was avoiding,...
        Did not have a red undertone which I was avoiding, just a the perfect dark brown!
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        favorite stain color
        Really like this stain color. It gave a nice finish to pine boards that inwas installing. A little goes a long way.
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          We recently updated a few things in our home, and one thing we wanted was a new bench seat by the...
          We recently updated a few things in our home, and one thing we wanted was a new bench seat by the front door. We purchased a sanded piece of 3/4" plywood and used the Espresso stain to stain it. I also refinished a high top and stools with it. I would recommend you buy some lacquer/ clearcoat veneer for it when you're done though. It'll look a lot better with some shine!
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          1 found this review helpful
          Update to earlier review about blue tint
          I reviewed the weathered oak stain earlier in my project and said it just looked blue on my pine table. However, after it fully cured and I added water based poly, it mellowed and looks quite beautiful.
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            Just the color I wanted!!...
            Just the color I wanted!!
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            It was an awesome turn out I built a wine...
            It was an awesome turn out I built a wine rack for my wife. At first I thought it was too dark but I kept applying to the rest of the project it started looking better and plus it was my first time. So I finished the project and hung it up and surprised my wife and she loved it, she thought I had boughten it she was so shook
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            Beautiful dark brown color...
            Beautiful dark brown color
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            Color on picture doesn't match the actual color you get even one coat is darker than the picture.
            Color on picture doesn't match the actual color you get even one coat is darker than the picture.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportSep 1, 2020
            We appreciate your feedback! With any stain application, we recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain in a test area first to ensure desired color. This is because the stain is semi-transparent, the wood species used for the application can affect the final color.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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            2 found this review helpful
            This stain has got to be one of my favorites!!...
            This stain has got to be one of my favorites!!
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            2 found this review helpful
            Normally, I like this brands stains and I am happy with my color choices. I love the special waln...
            Normally, I like this brands stains and I am happy with my color choices. I love the special walnut color. I decided to try this stain for a more modern look.This stain weathered oak looks nothing like the advertised color it is just a dingy Gray color not modern and not nice.
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            Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 19, 2020
            We appreciate your feedback! Due to the variations of wood species, it is essential that Rust-Oleum Varathane Classic Wood Stain is applied in a test area first. This is because the wood type used can affect the final color. You also want to ensure that the stain is stirred before each use to prevent pigment from settling to the bottom of the can.
            - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
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            1 found this review helpful
            Stain looks beautiful after applying several coats. (The longer they...
            Stain looks beautiful after applying several coats. (The longer they sit the less you need to apply.)
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            Love the Jacobean
            We bought this stain on a whim and I LOVE it! We have been using it for so many different building projects. I love the deep color and you really only need 2 coats to make it look great.
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              Fantastic coverage, easy to use, LOVE the color!!! I will use this color and product again in the...
              Fantastic coverage, easy to use, LOVE the color!!! I will use this color and product again in the future.
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              Good color match can after can easy to stain looks good
              Good color match can after can easy to stain looks good
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              Do not go by the color on the can. Try out several stain colors on your particular wood. I decide...
              Do not go by the color on the can. Try out several stain colors on your particular wood. I decided on this shade after 4 other attempts.
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