Grimes & Sons H2O Interior Stain is a low VOC, one coat, wax free, water stain, suitable for use on all interior raw timbers. H2O Interior Stain must be sealed with a Grimes & Sons recommended coating system.
To maintain colour consistency on floors, it’s recommended that 100 grit sandpaper is used for the final edge sanding and final main sanding. If a putty is used, make sure it matches the stain. To control grain raise, it is best to water pop the timber before applying the stain. Sand back with 100 grit sandpaper, and apply the stain once the floor is clean. When cutting in, ensure the stain is laid off in the direction of the grain. If lap marks occur, you can feather in the edges by reactivating the stain with a stain wet brush or scourer.
Excess stain must be removed once the stain is completely dry; use a worn purple scouring pad and vacuum residue. With the primer coat, avoid back stroking as this may pull up the stain, especially on darker colours. If between the 2nd and 3rd coats grain raise has occurred, carefully rub back with a purple scouring pad and vacuum residue.
Coverage is ≈ 10 - 12 m2/L, depending on timber porosity and application method. It is best not to apply in temperatures below 10 ℃ or above 30 ℃. Allow at least 8 hours drying, but 24 hours drying time is recommended, especially on tannin rich timbers. Brushes and equipment should be cleaned thoroughly with water. Timber has natural faults and features. Always make your own test on part of the job which does not show to determine suitability for your specific use. Provide adequate ventilation during use. Keep out of reach of Children. Keep container closed when not in use. The above is a recommended guideline only.