Professional Fast Dry Wood Stain

Product Details

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


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 topcoating. 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.

To avoid spontaneous combustion during temporary storage, soak soiled rags and waste immediately after use in a water-filled, closed metal container.

Recommended Finish Coat:

We recommend Old Masters® clear finishes. However, Fast Dry Wood Stain can be topcoated with virtually any finish including professional finishes such as lacquers and conversion varnishes. Wait 24 hours before topcoating with a water-based clear finish.

EPA VOC: 550 g/L (4.5 lbs/gal)

Actual VOC: 550 g/L (4.5 lbs/gal)


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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.

Supplies List for Staining Projects:

  • Sand Paper—Medium Grade (100 to 120 grit)
  • Sand Paper—Fine Grade (160 to 220 grit)
  • Sanding Block
  • Vacuum
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Tack rag
  • Stain
  • Scrap Test Piece
  • Stir Stick and Dropcloth
  • Bristle Brush, Synthetic Brush, Foam Brush Applicator, Cheese Cloth or rags
  • Mineral Spirits or Paint Thinner
  • Rubber Gloves

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