The Can Label Text --
For application to bare wood prior to staining with Oil Stain
(or with any pigmented wiping stains) to help eliminate unevenness of ‘blotchy’ spots in soft porous woods.
Apply Pre-stain, wipe off excess,
and then apply a stain in 3-5 minutes.
As a Stain, add Oil Colors
(or Pigments in Oil) to create your own custom color wiping wood stains.
Surface must be clean, dry and sanded to 180 - 220 grit smoothness.
Application of Pre-stain
• Use Spray, Brush, or Rag to apply a uniform wet coat to the wood surface.
• Allow the Pre-stain to soak into
the wood for 3-5 minutes.
• Wipe off excess.
• Allow the surface to dry 30-60 minutes, and then apply a pigmented wiping stain.
as a Clear
WOOD STAIN BASE
make your own
Custom Color Stains
To make Custom Color
Pigmented Wiping Stains:
Add up to 20% (6 oz. per quart)
Oil Color (or pigments in oil).
• Apply a uniform wet coat.
• Let set (to penetrate) 3-5 minutes.
• Wipe off excess.
• Allow at least 30 minutes to dry
prior to application of a sealer and topcoat.
Mineral Spirits / Paint Thinner
Danger Extremely Flammable
Protect Eyes and Skin.
Read all label cautions.
Keep Out of The Reach of Children
Additional Tips and Guidelines:
Note: Pre-Stain is not intended for use under Dyes
Use as a Pre-Stain on bare wood or on dyed wood or, as a stain base
to make Custom Color Stains for use on bare wood or on dyed wood.
For Deep Rich Colors:
FIRST use a NGR or Aniline dye on the bare wood
(especially on light toned or dense woods). A similar toned dye
will make obtaining the desired color with the stain much easier.
the most important color in a wood finish is the wood itself !
For consistent repeatable results:
1 - Maintain Penetration and Drying times.
2 - Use the Same type of Cloth & wiping technique!
(different cloth fiber content will absorb differently
& yield uneven unpredictable results)
3 - Keep Shop Notes for each finishing schedule:
As a pre-stain or a custom color stain, result will differ
depending on wood density, porosity & application technique.