ZAR® Wood Stain wipes on like furniture polish to add rich, uniform
color to wood. ZAR®'s controlled penetration brings out the natural
beauty of a variety of wood surfaces without streaks or lap marks.
Wood Stain is perfect for cabinets, paneling, antiques, wood trim and
unfinished furniture. ZAR® can be applied over painted and previously
varnished surfaces for a beautiful wood grain effect and ZAR® Wood
Stain is recommended by leading manufacturers of fiberglass, steel and
and seals with "Controlled Penetration"
on to produce a uniform color
no lap marks or streaks
be applied to metal or previously painted or varnished surfaces to
achieve a wood grain effect
ideal stain for fiberglass, steel or Masonite® doors
- up to 400 square feet per pint
ZAR Wood Stain wipes on like furniture polish to add rich, uniform color
to wood. Its controlled penetration assures uniform color tone without
streaks or lap marks.
Wood Stain can be applied to all varieties of wood, both unfinished and
previously finished, and can be used on surfaces that have been previously
painted or varnished to achieve a wood grain effect. ZAR Wood Stain brings
out the beauty of wood on interior surfaces such as cabinets, floors,
paneling, antiques, doors, wood trim and unfinished furniture. ZAR Wood
Stain is available in 19 wood tones plus Country White in halfpints, pints,
quarts and gallons. Tint Base is available in quarts and gallons.
STEEL AND FIBERGLASS DOORS
In addition to wood doors, ZAR Wood Stain is excellent for making steel
and fiberglass doors look like real wood.
Because fiberglass doors have a wood grain embossed in their surface,
ZAR Wood Stain can be used to quickly and easily bring to life the door’s
real wood look.
PREP NEW WOOD
sure the surface is clean and dry. Sand with #120 or #150 grit sandpaper
until the surface feels smooth. Remove sanding dust with a tack rag or
a cloth dampened with paint thinner.
Stir ZAR Wood Stain thoroughly before and during application. Using a
clean lint-free cloth, wipe ZAR Wood Stain on evenly in the direction
of the grain of the wood. Wipe off excess wood stain using a clean lint-free
cloth. Let the stain dry for 3 to 4 hours. If greater depth of color is
desired, apply a second coat of ZAR Wood Stain and repeat drying and buffing
steps. Allow 3 hours drying time. Protect your stain by top coating with
OF PAINTED SURFACES
Remove all dirt, oil, wax, polish and grease with turpentine or suitable
solvent. Sand to remove gloss and wipe away sanding dust with a tack rag.
Wipe on ZAR Wood Stain with a lint-free cloth, and then use a brush, cloth
or graining tool to achieve a wood grain effect. Allow ZAR Wood Stain
to dry at least 48 hours before applying a protective coat of ZAR Polyurethane
Clear Wood Finish. Note: Stains and clear finishes will not adhere to
shellac or lacquer. They should be removed before refinishing.
ZAR Wood Stain covers up to 400 square feet per pint depending
on porosity of the wood.
To apply, you can remove the door from its hinges by removing
the hinge pins, or you can work with the door mounted. In either case,
make sure the surface is clean and dry before beginning. It is helpful
to wipe the surface lightly with a cloth dampened with denatured alcohol
or paint thinner to remove dust particles. Stir ZAR Wood Stain thoroughly.
Using a lint free cloth, wipe on a light, uniform coat of ZAR Wood Stain.
Use a dry soft-bristled brush to remove any streaks and enhance the wood
grained look of the door. If your first coat is too light, wait 48 hours
and wipe on a second coat. As with the first coat, remove any streaks
with a dry soft-bristled brush. Do not sand between coats. Sanding can
damage the fiberglass surface. After allowing the stain to dry 48 hours,
complete the job by applying ZAR Polyurethane Clear Wood finish. For the
exterior side of doors exposed to prolonged or extreme sunlight, apply
ZAR Exterior Polyurethane. For doors protected by overhangs and porches,
and for the inside of doors, apply ZAR Interior Polyurethane. Use a quality,
natural bristle brush or use ZAR Polyurethane spray cans. If using a brush,
apply a thin coat of ZAR Polyurethane by flowing on the material in the
direction of the grain. If using ZAR Polyurethane Spray, apply a thin
even coat. Apply a second coat, if needed, after 12 hours. Allow 24 hours
drying time before rehanging the door.
Create a wood grain effect on steel doors with ZAR Wood Stain and the
ZAR Wood Graining Tool. ZAR is the only wood stain widely available with
enough pigment and body to be used as a graining medium.
Before you begin to grain your door, practice on a painted metal or painted
wood surface until you feel comfortable with the graining tool. When you
begin to grain your door, wipe a thin, uniform coat of ZAR Wood Stain
on the surface and let stand for about 15 minutes. Beginning at the top
of the surface to be grained, draw the graining tool down, moving it at
a constant speed. While drawing the graining tool, use a rocking motion
to create a natural heartwood appearance. Do not allow the grooves of
the graining tool to flood with stain. If you are not satisfied with your
results, wipe off what you have applied using a cloth dampened with mineral
spirits and start over. After allowing at least 48 hours drying time,
apply a thin, uniform coat of ZAR Wood Stain over the newly grained surface
in the direction of the grain. The darkness of the finish depends on the
amount of stain applied. Allow this coat to dry thoroughly for at least
48 hours. Apply ZAR Polyurethane Clear Wood Finish. For the exterior side
of doors exposed to prolonged or extreme sunlight, apply ZAR Exterior
Polyurethane. For doors protected by overhangs and porches, and for the
inside of doors, apply ZAR Interior Polyurethane. Allow the clear finish
to dry for 24 hours before putting the door into service.