Top 10 Stains for Wood – Household Stains

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1. Varathane


Half Pint, Dark Walnut, Varathane 349560 Premium Gel Stain

Varathane #ad - Designed for vertical surfaces including doors, window trim and furniture; creates a natural wood look on fiberglass and composite doors. Per half pint; allow 2 hours between coats. Ft. Applies evenly without causing lap marks or grain raise; not recommended for floors, decks or siding. Dries to touch in 1 hour and covers up to 60 sq. Enhances the natural beauty of the wood grain with long-lasting, rich deep color. Formulated with a thicker consistency to prevent drips and runs and provides twice the coverage of traditional oil-based stains.
BrandVarathane #ad
ManufacturerRust-Oleum #ad
Height3 Inches
Length2.88 Inches
Weight0.65 Pounds
Width2.88 Inches
Part Number349560

2. Varathane


Weathered Gray, Varathane 269394 Premium Fast Dry Wood Stain, Quart

Varathane #ad - One-coat coverage, fast-drying oil based formula. High performance stain system enhanced with nano pigment particles. Highlights natural wood grain to reveal wood's beauty. Dries to the touch in just 1 hour and covers up to 275 square feet. Ideal for use on all interior wood projects: furniture, cabinets, doors, trim and paneling.
BrandVarathane #ad
ManufacturerRust-Oleum #ad
Height5 Inches
Length4.25 Inches
Weight2 Pounds
Width4.25 Inches
Part Number269394

3. SamaN


Wood Paneling and cabinets Stain Antique Walnut TEW-212-12, SamaN Interior Water Based Wood Stain & Natural Furniture, 12 oz, moldings

SamaN #ad - Safe & natural product: Odorless, risk free for health of the users, pets and the environment. Mix 2 colors for a custom look. Water-based stain make it safe and quick to clean after use on furniture, moldings, wood paneling and cabinets.

Easy to use & clean: it’s super simple to use for a first-timer on almost any wood surface without requiring any pro tools. Get the exact shade you are looking for! We promote greener products and help the integration of people with intellectual disabilities and pervasive development disorder. No overlapping marks, no need for a conditioner and fast easy application in just one coat.

High-quality product: durable stain that protects and elevates wood’s beauty for all your renovation, decoration or DIY projects. 20 years of north-american excellence: saman is the preferred choice of professional woodworkers and DIYers in North America. Tons of colors to pick from: over 40 colors to choose from.
BrandSamaN #ad
ManufacturerSaman #ad
Height8 Inches
Length2.5 Inches
Width2.5 Inches
Part NumberTEW-212-12

4. Furniture Clinic


Fast Drying Wood Stain for Indoor and Outdoor Wood, Dark Oak, Polyurethane Wood Finish, 250ml, Furniture Clinic Wood Stain

Furniture Clinic #ad - Our experts are here if you have questions before purchasing and if after purchasing you're not satisfied with the results we expect you will be, we offer a money back guarantee. Effective on all surfaces: furniture clinic wood stain is a fast drying wood stain that is effective on all indoor and outdoor wood surfaces.

It's low odor and non-toxic, and it's easy to use and to clean up! Good housekeeping seal: this product was evaluated by the Good Housekeeping institute and after rigorous testing by their expert scientists and engineers, has been granted the prestigious Good Housekeeping seal. Comes in 9 colors: our wood finish comes in 9 colors and two sizes. We know our product works wonderfully when used correctly. It's water based and environmentally friendly. Satisfaction guaranteed - we understand that protecting your surfaces can be a very precise task, and not to worry.

Evaluation of the product includes reviewing product effectiveness, as well as packaging and marketing claims. Safe to use: the water based formula of our wood finish is safe to use and better for your wood and the environment. It evenly covers and stains wood in one coat, restoring old and tired wood with a new finish. Our wood finish provides excellent coverage and ensures even color penetration.
BrandFurniture Clinic #ad
ManufacturerFurniture Clinic #ad
Part NumberWOODSTAIN_Dark Oak_250

5. Ready Seal


Light Oak, Ready Seal 505 Exterior Stain and Sealer for Wood, 5-Gallon

Ready Seal #ad - Requires no back brushing and will nerver leave runs, laps, or streaks. Not available in CA. Apply in any temperature. Ready seal is darkest when first applied. It reaches its true color in approximately 14 days.

Goof proof" application. Subject to or will include a paintCare recycling fee in the following states: CA, CT, OR, VT. Requires no primer. Sealed surfaces inhibit penetration. No laps, runs or streaks. No back brushing. Subject to or will include a paintCare recycling fee in the following states: CT, or VT. May be applied using sprayer, roller or brush onto the woods surface.

Requires no diluting or thinning prior to spray applications. Requires no wet-line application, the product will blend itself and can be applied in any temperature range for proper application. Easy maintenance - no sanding or stripping required for re-application. Do not apply Ready Seal over painted or newly stained surfaces.
BrandReady Seal #ad
ManufacturerReady Seal #ad
Height13.75 Inches
Length12 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width12 Inches
Part Number505

6. General Finishes


Espresso, General Finishes Water Based Wood Stain, 1 Quart

General Finishes #ad - Low odor, low VOC, water cleanup and noncombustible. Indoor use only; Formulated to provide workability similar to oil based stains. High-quality pigments produce rich, dark colors; Can be hand-applied or sprayed. Create custom colors by intermixing GF Water Based Wood Stains or paints, or mix with any GF water based topcoat to tint and tone.
BrandGeneral Finishes #ad
ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height4.88 Inches
Length4.5 Inches
Weight2.25 Pounds
Width4.5 Inches
Part NumberWXQT

7. Storm System


Deck Protector, Fence Protector, Mahogany Stain, Black Walnut, Redwood Stain, 291114-1 Gallon, STORM SYSTEM Storm Protector Penetrating Sealer & Stain Protector

Storm System #ad - Lap-free application & UV Protection. Great for decks, siding, fences, and other Wood Substrates. Compatible with any wood species. Wood deck protector - a true oil-based semi transparent stain and sealer meant to protect and highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain.

Storm wood stain protector is a semi transparent sealer that penetrates deep into the wood for added protection against Mother Nature. Great for wood staining mahogany, douglas fir, cedar fence sealer, Cedar sealer, Redwood, Pine wood stain, as a Mahogany sealer, Spruce Stain, Cyress, and Pressure Treated. Applies easily with brush, roller, or spray application. Can be used as a wood fence protector or any other wood substrate protector.
BrandStorm System #ad
ManufacturerStorm System #ad
Part Number291114

8. Minwax


Minwax 260204444 Interior Wood Gel Stain, 1/2 pint, Aged Oak

Minwax #ad - Its unique non-drip formula makes application easy for vertical surfaces. Delivers uniform color evenly on wood and non-wood surfaces, veneer, such as metal, and fiberglass. Recommended uses: woodwork, doors, furniture, molding, trim, cabinets, accessories.1/2 pint. Use on wood, plywood, metal, fiberglass, and other surfaces. Non drip formula. Aged Oak. For beauty that goes beyond wood.
BrandMinwax #ad
ManufacturerMinwax #ad
Height3 Inches
Length3 Inches
Weight0.6 Pounds
Width3 Inches
Part Number260204444

9. General Finishes


Antique Cherry, General Finishes Oil Based Penetrating Wood Stain, 1/2 Pint

General Finishes #ad - Prevents streaking and blotching to help ensure a beautiful, even stain. Clean up with mineral spirits. Oil based stain penetrates the grain of the wood to promote uniform acceptance of stain. Brush, wipe on with Clean Rag, Wipe Off. Can be top coated with oil or water based products such as General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, High Performance, Gel Topcoat, or Flat Out Flat.
BrandGeneral Finishes #ad
ManufacturerGeneral Finishes #ad
Height3 Inches
Length2.88 Inches
Weight0.8 Pounds
Width2.88 Inches
Part NumberACHP

10. Krylon


Cedar, Krylon K03601000 Exterior Semi-Transparent Wood Stain, 12 Ounce

Krylon #ad - Water repellent and UV fade protection. Fast, even coverage. Premium, durable stain. Model number: K03601000 .
BrandKrylon #ad
ManufacturerKrylon #ad
Height2.6 Inches
Length8.2 Inches
Weight1 Pounds
Width2.6 Inches
Part NumberK03601000