Stain & Finishing Oil - Information and How-To
Our Stain & Finishing Oil All in One does just as it says! It add color, and adds a sealing oil at the same time!
This oil is so easy to use!
Stain & Finishing Oil is available in Natural (no pigment), Golden Pine, White, Driftwood (grey), Cappuccino, and Ebony for all your wood stain needs.
Use the Natural color over Fusion Mineral Paint™ colors to increase the sheen and offer superior durability, or brush on one of the pigmented colors and wipe off immediately for a beautiful, easy glaze effect. Please keep in mind that all oil based products typically yellow in time. Using this over top of a white paint, will cause a slight yellowing effect.
How To Use : pour or brush onto evenly sanded surface, remove excess after 15-20 minutes. If over Fusion Mineral Paint, remove excess immediately. If desired, add a second coat after recoat time for deeper color or more sheen.
What is the difference between this and other oil-based stains?
This stain is highly concentrated in pigment so that a little goes a long way – the small can of SFO that we sell goes just as far as the big cans of other brands. We use as little solvent as possible to reduce our VOC levels and reduce the odor of the product. We use many different natural oils to condition and protect the wood that it is applied to.
How do I increase the sheen?
Add more coats! You can recoat in about 6 hours. If you’re satisfied with the color but want more sheen, add another coat of Natural.
I like the color I have, but I think it needs more protection.
If you’re not satisfied with the level of protection you have, what you can do is either add another coat of SFO in Natural, or even add a coat of our Gel Stain & Topcoat in Patina.
How durable is it? Can I use it on my floors?
SFO is so durable, you can use it on your floors! It is mostly an oil product that soaks into wood, but it does have a bit of resin that sits on top and adds a protective barrier.
Is this food safe?
No. We advise against using this on surfaces that come into contact with food.
Can I use it over Fusion Mineral Paint?
Yes definitely! For this application, we suggest brushing or wiping on, and immediately removing the excess. It works well as a glaze or to add a beautiful sheen over the paint. Please be aware that the SFO, like all oil based products, does yellow over time and this will show up more dominantly over a white base.
Can I use Fusion Mineral Paint over it?
Once it is cured, in about 10-12 days.
What prep do I have to do?
As always, make sure you’re starting with a clean surface. For wood applications, we do recommend you at least scuff sand, if not sand down to raw wood. A finish with 220 grit is a great way to prepare raw wood for SFO. For an even application, ensure that the surface is sanded evenly with the same grit.
Do I need a top coat over this?
Nope! SFO has a built in resin topcoat. For extra protection, add another layer of Natural on top.
Can SFO be used outdoors?
No. SFO is an interior finish.
Sizes Available : 237 mL (8.01 fl. oz.)
Colors Available : natural, golden pine, white, driftwood, cappuccino, ebony
Base : oil
Coverage : approx 40-75 sq ft (depending on wood density)
Finish/sheen : satin to gloss
Uses : use as a stain over raw or well-sanded wood; apply over painted surface for added sheen, glaze effect, or added protection; seal milk paint or other porous paint
- Easy to use
- Very durable
- Low VOC
- Low odor
- All-in-one product: no conditioner or topcoat needed
- Clean up : wipe up with absorbent rag. Use mineral spirits if necessary
Dry Time : 9 hours approx
Recoat Time : 9 hours approx
Cure time : 10 days approx