Wood Stain Kit

The Wood Stain Kit contains all the product and tools needed to clean, prepare, stain and finish all wooden surfaces.

  • Suitable for use on any type of wood (oak, pine, beech, etc)
  • Suitiable for use on any type of wood finish (oil, wax, varnish)
  • Fast drying, low odour, environmentally friendly Wood Stain
  • Easy to use with great results
  • Designed for DIY use at home or in the garden
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About Wood Stain Kit

The Wood Stain Kit can be used to stain any type of wood. It contains all the product you need to prepare, stain and finish the wood and has been designed to be as easy to use as possible.

The kit contains our best-selling Wood Stain and comes in nine popular colours to suit the most common types of wood used today. The Wood Stain is low odour, fast drying and environmentally friendly so can be used by anyone in the home or garden with ease.

The kit can be used on any type of wood (oak, beech, walnut etc) and can be used on wood made into any item (furniture, worktops, doors etc). The variable in each instance is the type of finish on the wood; this could be oil, wax, varnish, paint, lacquer, or bare wood.

The kit will work with each type of finish, but you will need to make sure the old finish has been removed before applying the new stain and varnish with the kit. The kit contains all the product you will need to do this.

Once stained the wood is then varnished. Each kit comes with Matt Varnish and Gloss Varnish, which can either be used on their own, or mixed together to achieve any level of sheen required. 

Wood Stain Kit is Suitable For

The Wood Stain Kit can be used on all types of wood (Oak, Pine, Beech, Walnut etc) and on wood used inside and outside:

  • Hardwoods and Softwoods
  • Kitchen Worktops & Utensils
  • Furniture
  • Doors and Windows
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Toys
  • Turned Wood
  • Untreated timber and bare wood

Wood Stain Kits Coverage and Shelf Life

The Wood Stain Kit includes enough product, tools, and accessories to clean, prepare, stain and varnish about 6m2 of wood. In terms of furniture, this would be a very large dining room table with about 12 chairs (and you would still have some left over).

Wood Stain Kit Contents

500ml Wood Cleaner

500ml Wood Stain

250ml Wood Varnish Matt*

250ml Wood Varnish Gloss*

10 x Sanding Pads

5 x De-nibbing Pads

Foam Brushes Pack

Lint Free Cloth Pack

 

*The Varnishes can be mixed together to achieve any levelof sheen required. 

Wood Stain Kit Instructions

The kit can be used on any type of wood (oak, beech, walnut etc) and can be used on wood made into any item (furniture, worktops, doors etc). The variable in each instance is the type of finish on the wood; this could be oil, wax, varnish, paint, lacquer, or bare wood.

The kit will work with each type of finish, but you will need to make sure the old finish has been removed before applying the stain and varnish. The kit contains all the product you will need to do this, but if the finish is a thick paint or varnish, you may need additional sanding pads or paint stripper to remove this first (this is explained further under Preparation).

Step 1 – Preparation

Like with most restoration projects, preparation is key. The required process is slightly different based on the finish currently on the wood. Follow the preparation instructions below for the type of finish you currently have.

Oiled/waxed Wood Finish

If the current finish is an oil or wax, the prep work required is minimal. We recommend giving the wood a good clean using the Wood Cleaner to start. This can be done in conjunction with the coarse sanding pad. This cleaning action will remove old oil, any silicone polishes, dirt, grease, and grime from the wood.

Once the surface has been cleaned, leave the wood to dry. Then use another coarse sanding pad and sand the surface of the wood. This will further remove any previous oil coatings on the wood’s surface.

As the original oil is removed/reduced, the wood will begin to appear a lighter colour. You should then sand the surface using the fine sanding pad; this will help make the wood feel nice and smooth.

When the surface is reasonably even in colour and touch (it should feel smooth and look lighter), you can move on to step two. First, wipe the surface down with a damp cloth to remove any dust.

Bare Wood

This is any wood that has not already been finished. The wood could be planed, or still in a rough state. If it is planed (will feel lovely and smooth) you should give the surface a clean using the Wood Cleaner, and a light sand with the fine sanding pad.

If the wood feels rough, you will need to sand it first to create a smooth surface. Do this using the coarse sanding pad, which will remove the bulk of roughness. Then, to make the wood smoother, sand it again with the fine sanding pad. If you are doing a large amount of wood, or the surface is particularly rough, you may need to use an electric sander, or require more sanding pads (or sandpaper). The key is to start with a coarse grit pad and work your way up to finer grits, as you do this the wood will begin to feel smoother.

When the wood feels evenly smooth all over, wipe it down with a damp cloth and proceed to step two.

Varnished / Painted / Lacquered Wood

You will need to fully remove the finish before applying the stain. A varnish or lacquer can typically be removed with sanding, but if the coating is particularly thick, or the wood is painted, you may need to use an electric sander or paint stripper to remove the coating fully.

If using a paint stripper, follow the directions on the tin. Once removed, sand the wood using the coarse sanding pad, then again with the fine sanding pad.

If sanding (either with our Sanding Pads, or an electric sander) start by sanding with the coarse pad, and then when the coating has been removed, sand the wood again with the fine pad.

Once sanded and the coating removed, give the surface a clean with Wood Cleaner to remove any dust and other residues from the wood. The surface should look reasonably even in colour and feel smooth all over.

Step 2 – Staining the Wood

Shake the Wood Stain well and apply onto the wood using the Foam Brushes. Apply the stain liberally following the direction of the grain, leave it to soak in for one minute and then wipe any excess off using the Lint Free Cloth.  

After wiping off the excess you will need to wait for about 10 minutes for the stain to thoroughly dry. Once it has dried, a second coat can be applied if desired; applied in the same way as the first.

Step 3 – Finish the Wood

Wait at least 24 hours before applying the Varnish.

Wood can be finished with an oil, wax or varnish. We have chosen to use a varnish in this kit as it is the hardest wearing finish, will not change the colour of the stain, and in fact will actually further enhance the colour and beauty of the wood once applied.

In the kit you will have Matt Varnish and Gloss Varnish. They can be mixed 50:50 to achieve a satin finish, or used on their own. They can also be mixed at any other ratio to achieve the sheen level you want.

Apply evenly using the foam brush, working in the direction of the grain. Apply a thin coat that slightly wets the surface of the wood, but not so much that it puddles or lies on the surface (the first coat should soak into the wood slightly too).

Leave it to dry naturally for one hour and then gently sand the surface using a de-nibbing pad. This will remove any imperfections in the finish.

Apply a second coat and third coat in the same way as before, and then wait 24 hours before using the wood.

Maintenance

With three coats of Varnish the wood will be protect from staining, dirt, knocks and scratches. All that is required is for the wood to be cleaned with the Wood Cleaner whenever needed.

For added protection and to make maintenance easier you can also apply our Beeswax Polish. The Beeswax polishes to a shine though so is only suitable if you went for a satin to gloss varnish.

If the varnish becomes worn with use, it can be sanded back and re-varnished in the same way as before.

Cleaning

Whenever the wood starts to look dirty, or the finish smeared, clean it using the Wood Cleaner. Avoid using spray-on polishes as they will create a silicone film on the surface of the wood that, in time, will cause it to streak and smear.

Dark Oak Wood Stain

This kitchen unit has been stained with our Dark Oak Wood Stain and finished with a Gloss Varnish.

Dark Oak Wood Stain

Natural Oak Wood Stain

This new piece of furniture was stained with out Natural Oak Wood Stain and a satin Varnish.

Natural Oak Wood Stain

Pine Coffee Table Stained

This coffee table, made from pine, was stained using our pine wood stain.

Pine Wood Stain

Colour Chart

Our Wood Stain Kit is availbale in nine popular colours. If you don't see the colour you want listed below, you can also mix the different colours of stain together to achieve any colour you need.

  • Antique PineAntique Pine
  • BlackBlack
  • Dark OakDark Oak
  • MahoganyMahogany
  • Natural OakNatural Oak
  • RosewoodRosewood
  • TeakTeak
  • WalnutWalnut
  • White AshWhite Ash

Wood Stain Kit FAQ

Q. Does the kit work on oak?

A. Yes, the Wood Stain Kit works great on all types of wood, including oak.

Q. Can the Wood Stain Kit be used on garden furniture?

A. Yes, all the products included in the kit work great on garden furniture. If you're looking to restore your garden furniture then you should consider using our Garden Furniture Restoration Kit, as it can often be restored without staining the wood.

If you want to change the colour of your garden furniture, of if it has really heavily faded, then the Wood Stain Kit will do a fantastic job. It can also be used on any other item of outdoor wood such as windows and doors.

Q. Is it safe to use in the kitchen?

A. Yes, all the products once applied are safe to come in contact with food so you can use the kit on kitchen worktops, benches and butcher blocks.

Q. Can the kit be used to stain wooden flooring?

A. Yes, the Wood Stain Kit is great for solid wood, and engineered wooden floors. It doesn't matter what type of wood is used, the stain can be used on them all.

 

 

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