BEHR® Fast-Drying Water-Based Wood Stain No. B4500

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BEHR Fast Drying Water-Based Wood Stain provides rich color and application control to your interior wood stain project. This formula can be tinted to a wide range of popular interior colors and provides a warm look to any interior wood surface. This high-performance wood stain dries quickly and evenly, allowing you to achieve great results in less time.

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Flat finish prior to adding protective clear coat.

Best For Use In

Properly prepared interior, smooth unfinished, unsealed or stripped wood surfaces, including floors.


9.3 m2 per 947 ml.

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    Before Use

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    1 Coat 

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    Spread Rate: 
    9.3 m2 (100 Sq. Ft.) / 947 ml

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PROTECT FROM FREEZING. Do Not Use Without The Addition Of Tinting Colourants

Properly prepared interior, smooth unfinished, unsealed or stripped wood surfaces, including floors.

Surface Preparation

  • Surface must be dry, clean, and free of dirt, grease, glue, and existing coatings before staining.
  • Sand the wood in the direction of the grain using fine-grit sandpaper (#150) until smooth.
  • Remove all sanding dust.
  • To ensure uniform acceptance of stain colour and beautiful results, pretreat the wood with BEHR® Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner following label directions.

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Product Preparation and Colour Testing

  • Stir stain thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Do not thin.
  • Always test stain on an inconspicuous area of the wood to verify desired colour.

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Stain Application

  • Apply stain in the direction of the grain with a brush or clean cloth.
  • Allow the stain to penetrate 5-10 minutes to achieve the desired colour.
  • The more time the stain is allowed to penetrate, the richer and darker the colour will be.
  • Remove stain that has not absorbed into the wood with a clean cloth.
  • Wipe in the direction of the grain, while blending light and dark areas to obtain a uniform colour.
  • Do not allow stain that has not penetrated into the wood to dry on the wood surface.
  • To darken the colour, apply a second coat after 1 hour, repeating directions above.
  • Do not sand between coats of stain.

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Clear Finish Application

  • Allow the stain to dry for a minimum of 1 hour (dry time may be extended due to high humidity, low temperatures, or inadequate ventilation).
  • Complete your project by applying a BEHR Premium Clear Protective Finish, following label directions.
  • Recommended finishes include BEHR Premium Fast-Drying Polyurethane or BEHR Premium Spar Urethane.
  • Slight ambering may occur when these clear finishes are applied over light-coloured stains.
  • Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results.

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  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service

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