This stain is suitable for people looking to achieve a scandinavian style light wood finish on bright coloured wood floors. If your pine floors are not up to your standards and you want a cooler “colder” scandinavian finish, then you should consider the Artic Wood Stain. It can be used on all wood surfaces.
Artic Wood Stain - Where to use
Compatible with all sealant free wood surfaces. It can be used to enhance the look of hardwood floors, semi solid floors, frames, furniture, windows, doors, handles, etc. make sure that the surface is sealant free, dry and dust free. Mostly recommended for internal use.
Artic Wood Stain - How to use it
First of all, you will need to prepare the surface before staining. All wood stains have to penetrate the wood fully. Any pre-existing finishes will require removal before staining. Prepare sandpaper and start sanding the wood surface going along the wood fibre. You should start with grit 40 sandpaper and go up through the grits up to 100. Then vacuum the surface well and prepare for staining.
If you are staining new wood surfaces, you just have to make sure that the surface is fully dry before staining. An oil based wood stain will not be able to penetrate a wet wood surface. If you are sure that the wood surface is ready for staining, you need to prepare a pair of gloves and a towel cloth.
Stir the tin well to ensure an even colour
Soak the cloth in the wood stain and rub the cloth against the wood - going along the fibre
If some areas look patchy or uneven, go over one more time to even out the imperfections
Avoid touching areas that are not supposed to be stained and be sure to clean any accidents fast
Wait about 3-8 hours (varying from wood to wood) and seal the surface with a two pack water based floor lacquer
Artic Wood Stain - Coverage Area
Assuming that you know what you are doing, you should be able to cover at least 20 to 30 sq meters per L. If you are using a floor buffer to stain a wood floor, you will cover more than 50 sq meters per L. The type of surface being stained can also determine how much wood stain will be used. Some softwood surfaces are likely to absorb more.