The Old Masters Wiping Stain is a cutting edge, robust, interior oil-based stain. Its thick, rich formula allows for easy application and superior color control, which is necessary to achieve a rich and uniform color on most surfaces in a single application. Wiping Stain can be used on a variety of surfaces, including unfinished wood, previously finished surfaces, fiberglass, metal, and composition surfaces. Especially recommended for woods such as pine, birch, maple, poplar, and cherry.
- Application on Bare Wood (used as a stain): Color of stain will vary depending on wood type and porosity and method of application. After cleaning wood surface, sand with #120 or #180 sandpaper until smooth. Remove sanding dust. Apply stain liberally with brush, lint-free cloth, or spray until surface is completely wet. Allow to penetrate for 5 to 15 minutes. Wipe with a soft cloth, first across the grain, then with the grain. For a darker color, re-stain when first coat is dry. For a lighter color, wipe with a cloth dampened with paint thinner before the stain has dried.
- Application on Fiberglass & Composition Surfaces: Stain one section or panel at a time. Apply a liberal coat of Wiping Stain with a firm synthetic brush or lint-free rag and work the stain across and into the grain uniformly, feathering out streaks while stain is wet. Wipe brush often on a lint-free rag to remove excess stain.
- Application over Painted Surfaces (used as a glaze): Apply to thoroughly dry paint with cheesecloth or brush, using long, smooth strokes for simulated woodgraining, or blend gently from edges for other effects. Allow the stain to set up for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, then dry brush to subdue or blend. Allow stain to dry thoroughly (usually 12 hours or longer, depending on humidity and drying conditions). We do not recommend a lacquer-type finish over a glaze application.
- Application over Previously Finished Surfaces: Lightly sand surface with very fine grit sandpaper or #0000 steel wool. Remove dust with a lint-free cloth or tack rag. With a foam or bristle brush, apply a thin uniform coat of Wiping Stain. Using a soft, dry bristle brush, make light, even strokes in the direction of the grain while allowing the grain pattern beneath the surface to show through. Continue to lightly brush the surface until the pattern is consistent and then allow the stain to dry. If you need to darken the color, apply an additional coat of stain in the same manner as the first coat. Allow stain to dry thoroughly (usually 12 hours or longer, depending on humidity and drying conditions).