Water Based Stain by General Finishes

General Finishes
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Call NC Paints about our stain matching services (919) 471-0330General Finishes Water Based Stains have superior qualities over oil-based stains. Their high-quality pigments produce rich, dark, uniform colors on hard-to-stain woods like maple and pine. Low odor, low VOC, water cleanup, and noncombustible.

Application: Brush, Roll, Spray, Pad See our spray tip size recommendations here. 

Coverage400-600 sq.ft./gallon

Dry Time - Touch: Raw Wood (30+ min.), Existing Finish (1+ hr)

Dry Time - Recoat: 2+ Hrs (24+ Hrs over oil based product

Recommended Top CoatHigh Performance Topcoat is a hard, durable polyurethane topcoat. It can be brushed or sprayed. 

ThinningThin GF water based stains with distilled water if desired. Start with 5%, adding up to 10% by volume. 
Increase open time, if needed with up to 5% General Finishes Extender if allowed by local regulations. GF Extender will improve flow and leveling and increase open time, which is helpful in dry climates. 

Available Colors: Antique Brown, Antique Oak, Black, Black Cherry, Brown Mahogany, Cabernet, Espresso, Graystone, Graphite, HIckory, Natural, Onyx, Pecan, Provincial, Sedona, Tobacco, Walnut, Whitewash