Create a beautiful, rich finish by following these simple steps for staining.
Test the color of the stain on a hidden area, or on a scrap piece of the wood you intend to stain. Always stir ZAR Wood Stain thoroughly before and during use.
Use a clean lint-free cloth (like an old T-shirt), slowly apply an even coat of stain, working it into the wood in the direction of the grain. Use another clean cloth to wipe off excess stain.
Allow the stain to penetrate into the wood. ZAR’s “Controlled Penetration” gives you plenty of time to wipe out streaks and lap marks. The amount of stain you wipe off will determine the final wood tone. If you want a darker appearance you want to leave more of the stain on. Follow the product label for dry time. Do not allow excess stain to dry on the wood.
To darken the color, apply a second coat, using the same process as the first coat.
Allow to dry thoroughly in a dust-free area. Now your project is ready for a protective finish with ZAR Polyurethane.
DANGER! Rags, steel wool or waste soaked with ZAR Wood Stain may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after use, place rags, steel wood or waste in a sealed water-filled metal container.