Fast Dry Stain

Designed for craftsmen, this fast drying, high quality interior oil-based stain applies easily and enhances the wood’s natural grain with its intensified depth of color and clarity.

Fast Dry Stain is recommended for use on interior wood surfaces or surfaces on which the previous finish has been removed. This stain is preferred for hardwoods, such as oak, ash, walnut, and mahogany.

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Where to Use
Experience optimal results on all interior wood surfaces, such as cabinets, doors, floors, furniture, and woodwork.

Surface Preparation
The wood surface must be clean, dry, and free from dirt, wax, or grease. Sand the wood thoroughly - first with medium grit sandpaper, then progressing to a fine grit paper. Always sand in the direction of the wood grain. Sand smooth, then remove dust particles with a lint-free rag or a tack rag. If staining previously finished surfaces, first restore the surface to bare wood by completely removing the old finish, then follow the surface preparation directions listed above.

Stir well before and during use. Stain may be brushed, sprayed, or wiped onto the surface. Before the stain dries, wipe off excess stain with a soft cloth. Allow stain to dry thoroughly before applying topcoat.

Technical Information

Mixing and Tinting:
Achieve custom colors by intermixing Fast Dry Wood Stain colors or by adding up to 10 ounces of universal or industrial colorant per gallon to any Fast Dry Wood Stain or by adding colorant to Natural/Tint Base Fast Dry Wood Stain. Natural/Tint Base Fast Dry Wood Stain may be used to lighten a Fast Dry Wood Stain color in any proportion or as a tint base to which colorant may be added for ultimate color selection. The amount of colorant added may affect performance and extend dry time.

Approximately 500 square feet per gallon. Spreading rate will vary significantly depending on application method and condition of wood.

Drying Time:
Oil-based finishes may be applied 30 minutes after wiping. Dry times may be extended due to humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement, excess stain application, or lack of penetration. Be sure surface is thoroughly dry before top coating. Ideal drying conditions recommended are 70° to 75°F and 35 to 50% humidity.

Using a cleaning solvent, such as paint thinner or mineral spirits, is recommended for cleanup. The use of paint thinners or mineral spirits may violate VOC compliancy in your area. Check with your local government agencies to ensure proper compliancy.

DANGER: Rags, steel wool, sanding residue, and other wastes used or soaked with this product may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. No ignition source is required for these wastes to start on fire by themselves. Immediately place rags, steel wool, sanding residue, and other wastes used or soaked with this product in a sealed, water-filled metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations.

Recommended Finish Coat:
We recommend Old Masters clear finishes. However, Fast Dry Wood Stain can be top coated with virtually any finish, including professional finishes such as lacquers and conversion varnishes. Wait 24 hours before top coating with a water-based clear finish.

EPA VOC: 550 g/L (4.5 lbs/gal)

Actual VOC: 550 g/L (4.5 lbs/gal)

Why Stain?

Old Masters uses only the finest ingredients to create the highest quality stains available today. Old Masters stains can be used to:

  • Add rich color and depth to a variety of surfaces, including wood, fiberglass, metal, and composition surfaces
  • Change existing colors on previously finished surfaces
  • Match color tone on different kinds of woods and non-porous surfaces, such as fiberglass.

Suggested Supplies

Scrap test piece
Stir stick
Drop cloth
Bristle brush, synthetic brush, foam brush applicator, cheese cloth, or rags
Lint-free cloth
Mineral spirits or paint thinner
Rubber gloves

Product Number Color Size Safety Data Sheets
60501 Provincial Gallon EnglishSpanish
60504 Provincial Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
60516 Provincial Half Pint EnglishSpanishFrench
60601 Maple Gallon EnglishSpanish
60604 Maple Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
60616 Maple Half Pint EnglishSpanishFrench
60701 Early American Gallon EnglishSpanish
60704 Early American Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
60716 Early American Half Pint EnglishSpanishFrench
60801 Dark Mahogany Gallon EnglishSpanish
60804 Dark Mahogany Quart EnglishSpanishFrench
60816 Dark Mahogany Half Pint EnglishSpanishFrench