This stain features the low-odor and easy cleanup of water-based stains, while emulating the easy spreading, blending, repairability and generous open times of oil-based stains. The blend of high-quality dyes and pigments provides rich, even color, and the heavier bodied formula allows controlled penetration, reducing blotching on hard-to-stain woods such as Aspen, Pine and Maple. Non-flammable and free of harsh chemicals and toxic vapors. Ideal for use with children's toys and furniture.Apply liberally with a foam brush or a paint pad applicator.Dry time is normally 1-2 hours under ideal conditions (70°F, 70% humidity).Cooler temperatures/higher humidity will prolong dry time up to 8-10 hours.If necessary, thin with 10-20% water.Coverage: 150 sq. ft. per quart.Note: Simply mix 10% to 15% (3-5 fl. oz. per qt.) of EF Extender with any water base stain or finish and mix well.
Use General Finishes Pearl Effects in combination with other finishes to create a unique metallic look with depth and shimmer. Pearl Effects may be applied over General Finishes Milk Paints, stains and water-based topcoats to create translucent metallic effects. Available in a range of decorative pearlescent colors. The resulting effect will vary greatly depending on what the Pearl Effects are combined with. The color swatch shown is an example combined with either a milk paint or a stain along with a topcoat of General Finishes High Performance Flat.Features:Water-based acrylic base for easy clean-upMay be applied with a foam brush, bristle brush, pad applicator or sprayNote: Always test for compatibility when using this product with other brandsSample ShownPearl Effects are semi-transparent glazes designed to add a special visual effect to your project. The sample shown was achieved by applying the following: Snow White Milk Paint Argentine Pearl Effects
This curly soft maple is highly figured with tiger-striped rays running perpendicular to the grain pattern. Along with the wood's light color, this striping lends a shimmering quality to the lumber. Even unfinished, the wood has a very pleasing interaction with light. It is no surprise, then, that curly maple has become a woodworker's favorite for accents, specialty furniture, musical instruments, and more.To make the figure in this curly maple really "pop", we recommend using an oil product (tung, linseed, etc.), as opposed to a stain. If a lacquer or urethane finish is necessary, adding a coat or two of clear wax-free shellac before the final finishing will ensure that the figure stands out.