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Pure Color water-based wood stains

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Pure Color


PureColor stain rivals oil-based stain with none of the mess. Our precision, nano technology ensures a smooth finish to penetrate wood pores for heirloom quality color. Plus, PureColor is water-based so there are no fumes. PureColor stains can be diluted with up to one gallon of water per quart of stain for a lighter hue; or mixed with other PureColor stains to create an unlimited combination of colors.

  • Fast drying technology allows top coating in 30 minutes or less
  • Minimal to no grain raise enables the production of a quality product
  • Highlights the grain by offering a transparent finish while retaining consistency
  • Non-toxic, ultra low-VOC and low odor makes it safe around children
  • Includes a professional quality wood finishing kit to help get your project completed faster

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Raise your color game without raising the grain

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Water-based stains have been around a while, but until now they all caused wood surface fibers to fuzz after drying (raised grain). These Pure Color stains elimi- nate that pesky issue without sacrificing color. I applied all the colors in the pallete to red oak boards, and love the vibrant colors and tones, as well as the absence of bad smell. I was also able to create custom colors by blending two or more stains.
Sold in plastic bags with pourable spouts, these stains must be dispensed into a cup for application. (Be careful not to spill as you get used to this unique system.) Because the colorant settles, mix up the stain first by simply squeezing the bag until blended. And when you close the bag, squeeze out any air to keep the stain vibrant and fresh.

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