DuroStain is a semi-transparent stain ideal for interior and some exterior wood surfaces. It penetrates deeply into the wood and has excellent pigmentation stability, yet it showcases the beautiful wood grain. Ideal for furniture, doors, millwork, window and door trim, etc.
Freshly sanded wood will absorb all water-based stains very quickly. To avoid lap marks, we recommend lightly misting or wiping the floor first with water so that the stain absorbs more slowly and evenly.
Actual product colors may vary from colors shown on your monitor. Colors can be verified by ordering a sample from our site.
Durostain works great on smaller surfaces. For large surfaces like flooring, use DuroTone instead. Please call for further details.
Durostain can be used outdoors with AFM WaterShield applied over it. However, it will only hold up for about 1-2 years because the stain is translucent and contains no biocides or fungicides. Works best on vertical surfaces where water is not standing.
DuroStain is one of our favorites! It stains most all wood easily and quickly with virtually no odor or off-gassing. There are eight beautiful colors that match most wood species. It can be thinned with water or clear stain for lighter custom colors.
Features & benefits
Easy-to-use – water cleanup
Beautiful – premium-quality flat finish
Colorfast – pigmentation stability; requires a topical clear sealer
Very low-odor – non-offensive to installer and occupant
Non-toxic – no aniline dyestuffs, gilsonite, asphalt, aromatic solvents or formaldehyde
Alert: While DuroStain can be used outdoors, it must be protected by an overhang, etc., for it to be durable. IMPORTANT NOTE: This water based stain soaks into freshly sanded wood flooring very quickly and can dry within seconds. In order to maintain a wet edge, additional water may be added to the stain and/or sprayed on the floor prior to application. Never add solvents. Always test first. Joel Hirshberg
SOLD OUT (no longer available): Cedar Gallon Size
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DuroStain is a semi-transparent stain ideal for interior and some exterior wood surfaces. It penetrates deeply into the wood and has excellent pigmentation stability, yet it showcases the beautiful wood grain.
DuroStain requires a topical sealer such as AFM Acrylacq or AFM Polyureseal BP for maximum longevity.
Beautiful — premium quality flat finish
Non-toxic — no aniline dyestuffs, gilsonite, asphalt, aromatic solvents or formaldehyde
Very low odor — non-offensive to installer and occupant
Safe — for everyone, including the chemically sensitive*
Eco-friendly — very low VOC
Easy-to-use — water clean up
Colorfast — pigmentation stability; requires a topical clear sealer
Residential Finish Wear
Commercial Finish Wear
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC Chain-of-Custody #
Indoor Environmental Quality/4.2 Low-Emitting Material/ Paints and Coatings: 1 point
Surface should be clean, dry and free of oil and wax
Recommended # of Coats
dries in 1 hour
Appearance When Dry
Cleans Up With
Store in cool dry place out of sunlight
Recycling or Disposal
Dispose of excess product in accordance with all local state and federal regulations, Do not throw out container unless completely empty. Pour contents onto dry cardboard and let thoroughly dry outdoors. May also be absorbed with cat litter sand or other dry materials
Finish Contains Aluminum Oxide?
Floor Item Type
Janka Hardness Rating
Number of Plys
Range of Resistance
Risk in Dry Climates
Shade (1 Light) - (7 Dark)
Strips / Plank
Surface Treatment Color
Touch Up Kit
Can be indoor?
Can be outdoor?
Max Gallons Per Minute
Max BTU's / Hour
- BTU's / Hour
Multi Control Capabilities
Temperature Range (with remote)
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
AFM SafeCoat, DuroStain
Non-toxic, ultra low-odor, water-based stain for interior or exterior wood surfaces
Order as many floor samples as you like and we'll ship all samples to you for free! You may then return them, within six months, and receive a refund for all returned samples. Please note: We do not reimburse for return shipping costs.