How to Quickly Transform and Refresh your Interior Timber

What to use: Cabot’s Interior Stain Water Based or Cabot's Stain & Varnish Water Based


Why you should use it: Looking to update the style of your interior furniture or trims? Keep them looking modern and great with Cabot's Interior Stain Water Based or Cabot's Stain & Varnish Water Based. Both water based, quick drying and low odour, they are great products to enhance the timber grain in interior wood whilst transforming the colour.


How it works: Fast drying and low odour, Cabot's water based Interior Stain and Stain & Varnish will help you transform the colour of your timber quickly so you can update your home and get back to enjoying your timber sooner. The UV absorbers in these products will ensure your coating is protected from damaged if positioned near a window. 

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Depending on your project, you may also need

Before you get started, you’ll need to prepare your surface. First, remove stains, dirt, wax, grease and oil from timber with mineral turpentine (you can remove any polish with a suitable polish remover). If timber has highly visible scratches, imperfections or surfaces that are severely worn, make sure you sand them all back first. Any holes, cracks or gaps shouldn’t be filled until after the first coat of Cabot's Interior Stain Water Based is applied.

Depending on the condition of the surface you’re coating, there are several ways to prepare:

New Bare Timber: Sand the surface smooth using 180 - 240-grit sandpaper, only in the direction of the grain. Remove all traces of sanding dust and you’re good to go.

Previously Coated Interior Timber: Sand your current coating back to bare timber to allow the stain to penetrate into the timber evenly. Remove the sanding dust.

 

Getting the right colour: Always apply a test your colour on a small test area or off cut. Allow to penetrate for 1-5 minutes, once you are happy with the colour depth, you're ready to apply to your timber. Remember how many minutes the stain penetrated the timber for as that will give you your desired colour depth.

Cabot's Interior Stain Water Based

1. Stir thoroughly with a broad flat paddle until pigment is mixed in and colour is uniform. Keep well stirred during use. If using more than one can, mix all cans together into a larger container to ensure colour uniformity.

2. Apply with a good quality brush, roller or lint free rag and work the stain evenly into the grain.

3. Allow to set for 1 - 5 minutes then rub with a clean soft cloth using a circular motion to remove any excess stain and produce an even coloured surface. The intensity of the colour
will depend on porosity of timber and the length of time before the stain is wiped off.

4. Allow 2 hours drying time.

5. Apply Cabot's Cabothane Clear Water Based as a top coat following label instructions.

 

1. Stir thoroughly with a broad flat paddle until pigment is mixed in and colour is uniform.
Keep well stirred during use. If using more than one can, mix all cans together into a larger container to ensure colour uniformity.

2. Apply with a good quality brush or roller.

3. Apply three coats depending on the required depth of colour, allowing 2 hours between coats.

4. For best results, sand between coats using 240 grit sandpaper.

And don’t those planters look sensational?