General Finishes Water Based Wood Stains are formulated to provide workability similar to oil-based stains. They spread easily, can be repaired, blend effortlessly and have plenty of open time. The thicker formula of these wood stains allows for controlled penetration, and their high-quality pigments produce rich, dark, uniform colors on hard-to-stain woods like maple and pine. Low odor, low VOC, water cleanup and noncombustible.
The popular Java Gel Stain which is not available for sale in UK due to EU Regulations has been recreated as Espresso and is water based!
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Wiping the stain brings out the best as described below: