Stain & Varnish

One-Step Color and Protection

A traditional timber stain combined with a professional clear polyurethane for one-step timber colour and protection. Stain & Varnish adds rich colour to timber and preserves the stain by protecting it with a highly durable clear finish.

Designed with superior clarity, Stain & Varnish enhances the natural characteristics of the timber grain and transforms interior furniture and woodwork with rich, classic timber tones.

Stain & Varnish is avaliable in a range of popular colours including Black Japan.

Available in Gloss or Satin.

surface preparation

New Timber
Sand to a smooth surface and remove all sanding dust before coating. To achieve a super-smooth finish or if the timber grain is open or coarse, apply a coat of Feast Watson Sanding Sealer and sand back as per the label instructions.

For naturally oily timbers, seal the timber with Feast Wastson Proofseal as per the label instructions prior to application.

Previously Coated Timber
Previously varnished surfaces need to be sanded to a dull finish. Remove all sanding dust before coating.

Sanding Sealer


Test colour on an off-cut or inconspicuous area prior to staining the whole job to ensure satisfaction with colour choice.

Stain & Varnish should be stirred thoroughly before and during application with a flat blade stirrer taking care not to introduce bubbles.

Apply Stain & Varnish using a brush, roller or spray. If spraying Stain & Varnish may be thinned by using 10% mineral turpentine. If applying by roller, use a short nap (5mm) mohair roller. Ensure edges and end grain are fully coated.

For new timber, and if applying by spray, three coats of of varnish are required. If the desired colour is achieved with the first coat, complete the following coats with Feast Watson Clear Varnish as additional coats of Stain & Varnish will intensify colour. Allow 12 hours dry time between coats. Sand lightly between coats with a fine sandpaper.

If applying over a previous varnish coating, two coats will be sufficient.


Regularly monitor the surface for signs of colour loss or surface defects. When required, lightly sand the surface and remove dust. Recoat with additional coats of Clear Varnish as per application instruction.

  • Where to useAll interior woodwork including furniture, cabinetry, trim, window frames, skirting boards, doors, panelling, aerchitraves, toys etc
  • Number of coats3
  • Recoat time12 hours
  • Clean upMineral Turpentine
  • Sizes available250ml, 1L