BEHR® FAST-DRYING WATER-BASED WOOD STAIN

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BEHR Fast Drying Water-Based Wood Stain provides rich color and application control to your interior wood stain project. This formula can be tinted to a wide range of popular interior colors and provides a warm look to any interior wood surface. This high-performance wood stain dries quickly and evenly, allowing you to achieve great results in less time.

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Finish
Flat finish prior to adding protective clear coat.
Best for use in
Properly prepared interior, smooth unfinished, unsealed or stripped wood surfaces, including floors.
Coverage
100 Sq. Ft. / Qt.

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Product Usage

Prep
Before Use

1 Coat 
Coverage

Spread Rate: 
100 Sq. ft./Qt.

Clean-Up
Soap & Water

Where to Use

PROTECT FROM FREEZING. Do Not Use Without The Addition Of Tinting Colorants.

Properly prepared interior, smooth unfinished, unsealed or stripped wood surfaces, including floors.

Usage Summary
Surface Preparation
  • Surface must be dry, clean, and free of dirt, grease, glue, and existing coatings before staining.
  • Sand the wood in the direction of the grain using fine-grit sandpaper (#150) until smooth.
  • Remove all sanding dust.
  • To ensure uniform acceptance of stain color and beautiful results, pretreat the wood with BEHR® Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner following label directions.
Product Preparation and Color Testing
  • 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.

Stain Application
  • Apply stain in the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
  • Allow the stain to penetrate 5-10 minutes to achieve the desired color.
  • The more time the stain is allowed to penetrate, the richer and darker the color will be.
  • Remove stain that has not absorbed into the wood with a clean cloth. Wipe in the direction of the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain a uniform color.
  • Do not allow stain that has not penetrated into the wood to dry on the wood surface.
  • To darken the color, apply a second coat after 1 hour, repeating directions above.
  • Do not sand between coats of stain.
Clear Finish Application
  • Allow the stain to dry for a minimum of 1 hour (dry time may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures, or inadequate ventilation).
  • Complete your project by applying a BEHR Clear Protective Finish, following label directions.
  • Recommended finishes include BEHR Fast-Drying Polyurethane or BEHR Spar Urethane.
  • Slight ambering may occur when these clear finishes are applied over light-colored stains.
  • Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results.
Disposal
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service

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LIMITED WARRANTY

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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