Non-toxic wood stain finish for interior and exterior use
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This product may not perform properly if applied below the required temperature. Please check installation instructions on our website.
Because this is a water-based product, it may freeze during shipping. For that reason we will not ship over a weekend if temperatures dip below 32 degrees F. If you want us to ship anyway, it will be at your own risk. Please call to arrange with a GBS eco-advisor. 800.405.0222
Bioshield Aqua Resin Stain Finish is an odor-free, weather-resistant, water-based finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces. Use it worry-free on children's cribs, swing sets, windows, doors, wood furniture and more. It's quite user-friendly and dries to the touch in 15-30 minutes.
This product is designed for vertical wood surfaces. When used on wood flooring indoors, it should be followed with Aqua Resin Floor Finish, Clear which has polyurethane protection.
NOTE: The wood used for the product sample images is Ash.
NOTE2: Soft woods like pine are very porous and often appear splotchy unless sanded and treated properly by professionals.
NOTE3: Always test first with samples.
Tips for Staining Pine and Other Softwoods
Problem: Stain looks blotchy and does not absorb evenly.
Cause #1: Mill glaze (new pine) that feels and looks smooth but is difficult for stains to penetrate.
Cause #2: Dirty or cleaned with a solution that is high or low pH.
Cause #3: Previous stains have worn off in high traffic areas but not others.
Cause #4: Sanding with one grit of sandpaper and a different grit somewhere else.
Solution: Lightly sand with 100-150 grit evenly to remove the glaze or stains and open the pores.
Problem: Pressure Treated Pine will not take stain
Cause #1: Pressure treatments are still fresh which prevents stains from penetration or adhering to the wood.
Solution: Allow pine 6 months to one year to weather or season with nothing on them before attempting to stain or paint.
Problem: Previous stain or paint is peeling/flaking off
Cause #1: Surface was not primed properly
Cause #2 : The surface paint or stain was applied to was dirty.
Cause #3: The underside/backside of the wood was not sealed and moisture migrates up through the surface.
Solution: Always clean, sand and prime new wood before painting and seal the backside if possible.
Problem: Stain is wearing off or fading too quickly.
Cause #1: Clear coatings lack UV protection and gray in 1-2 years.
Cause #2: Pigmented stains were not applied heavy enough or with the correct number of coats.
Cause #3: Stain is in direct Southern sun all day with no protection or has excessive moisture on it.
Solution: Pigmented stains work best if applied over freshly sanded wood. They will hold up longer if maintained every few years rather than allowing them to grey out. Northern and Eastern exposures require less maintenance but all colors will eventually fade.
Problem: Lap marks, steaking and variations in color
Cause #1 Water-based stains dry super fast making it hard to keep a wet edge.
Cause #2 Uneven sanding will allow more pigment to absorb in rougher grain.
Solution: Lightly mist or wipe down the surface of the wood with damp rag before staining to help even out the stain and slow down the dry time.
Solution: Finish off with the same grit sandpaper evenly throughout the project.
Solution: Do not exceed 120-150 grit or it will close the pores.
This item description was written by Joel