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BEHR Advanced Formula Oil-Based Wood Stain provides rich color and application control to your interior wood stain project. This unique oil formula can be tinted to a wide range of popular interior colors and provides a warm look to your interior wood surface. This versatile product allows application onto multiple surfaces and substrates including wood, fiberglass, and metal.

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Flat finish prior to adding protective clear coat.
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Properly prepared interior wood surfaces, both previously finished and unfinished, painted surfaces, fiberglass, coated metal and composition surfaces.
125 Sq. Ft. / Qt.

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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Before Use

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1 Coat Application
Addtl. Coats if Desired

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Spread Rate: 
125 Sq. ft./Qt.

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Mineral Spirits or
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Properly prepared interior wood surfaces, both previously finished and unfinished, painted surfaces, fiberglass, coated metal, and composition surfaces.

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For the best results

  • Surfaces (raw and previously finished) must be dry, clean, and free of dirt, grease, and glue.
  • For Raw Wood: Sand with #120-grit sandpaper followed by #180-grit or finer for a smoother finish if desired. Remove all dust.
  • Over Previously Finished Surfaces: Lightly sand surface with 400 grit sandpaper. Remove all dust.
  • To ensure uniform stain color and beautiful results on bare wood, apply BEHR Oil-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner prior to staining. Follow label instructions.

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  • Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Do not thin. 
  • Always test stain on an inconspicuous area of the wood to verify desired color.
  • The color will vary depending on the type of wood.
  • Work in a well-ventilated area.
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  • After the wood surface has been cleaned, sanded smooth and all dust removed, apply stain liberally in direction of the grain with a brush, foam applicator or lint-free cloth. 
  • Allow the stain to penetrate 5-10 minutes.
  • Wipe with a soft cloth, first across the grain, then with the grain until all excess is wiped off. 
  • Do not allow the stain that has not absorbed to dry on the surface.
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  • Allow the stain to dry a minimum of 12 hours.
  • Complete your project by applying a BEHR® clear protective finish, following label directions.
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  • For application techniques on multiple substrates and decorative looks go to our how-to videos at

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  • Allow at least 12 hours to dry before re-coating or top coating with a BEHR clear protective finish.
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  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service

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For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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