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'Bare Grain' Furniture Wood Stain 250ml (Matte Clear)

  • Transform your dated timber furniture into a luxe, light Hamptons or coastal look with this matte, clear wood stain for enhancing and protecting the natural timber grain.
  • Save yourself money from buying new and from contributing to landfill.
  • Fast flipping and easy to apply with a touch dry surface in 30 minutes and¬†re-coated after 2 hours.
  • Family friendly, water based product that's non-toxic and eco-friendly.
  • Highly durable, protective and impervious matte finish/coating for interior and exterior use on furniture.
  • 250ml.

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Remove the existing finish with a sander or stripping agent to reveal raw wood. Ensure the surface is clean and free from mould, dirt, dust, grease and wax.

Apply an even coat following the grain, using a lint free cloth, brush, sponge or foam roller. Dampening any applicator will increase the working/open time if required in humid conditions. Keep a wet edge and do not stop and start or overwork Engrained.

Lightly sand between coats with 240 grit sandpaper to smooth if timber raising occurs.

Number of coats

A two coat application is recommended. One coat will deliver a matt, translucent/wash effect ‚Äď use Bare Grain (clear) as the final coat where no further opacity is required, three coats will produce full coverage/block out.

Applying over pine

Pine is a very porous timber and can take stain differentially. To prevent blotchiness, you can apply a conditioning coat to your wood first which will help to make the pine less porous and give you more control with a stain. Bare Grain Clear can be used for this purpose.

Lightly sand between coats with 240 grit sandpaper to smooth if timber raising occurs.


A 250ml tin will cover approximately 2-3 square metres.

Cure time

Allow 7 days to fully cure before use (in optimum conditions).


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The Engrained Stains are water-based and the Finishing Oils are oil-based - different chemical properties and you should never mix the two.

The Finishing Oils are going to give you a buildable tint of colour great if you want control over your opacity. They can be used over both Chalk & Clay Paint (stunning over the darker colours) as a sealant and on raw timber. 

Engrained Stains are really meant to be applied over raw timber to change the colour of the wood. They're a matte finish and two coats are generally recommended (unless working with 'Gallery White' which is very opaque).

Both lines can be used on high traffic surfaces like kitchen counter tops, kitchen or bathroom cabinets.

For specific application instructions check out 'How To Apply Finishing Oils or Engrained Stains' and be sure to read the manufacturers advice on the side of the tin.

In short no, our finishes are durable if you leave your piece for 7 days to cure fully.

However, if you have a high traffic piece that you're particularly worried about scratching (you know how you 'live' in your home better than me) - I recommend you apply another coat of clear from whichever finish line you're using. 'Natural Satin' or 'Raw Matte' over the top of a tinted Finishing Oil, or 'Bare Grain' over an Engrained Stain with colour.

Different species of timber will take stains differently. The most problematic species for splotchiness in my experience is pine. When I say splotchiness, I'm talking about a surface that absorbs stain more in some places than others making it look uneven.

To fix splotchiness, you can either keep applying more coats to try and cover it up with opacity or sand back to wood again.

To prevent it (and save yourself the pain) - I recommend applying a clear coat of 'Bare Grain,' stain, 'Natural Satin,' or 'Raw Matte' Finishing Oil as a first coat to create an evenly hydrated surface for the coloured stain to absorb into. Some of you may have sanding sealer/or wood conditioning product in your collection too which works in a similar manner. 

I wouldn't, as it's cost prohibitive given the tin size.

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