The range of stains may be intermixed to give the precise shade required. Nitrostains may only be used under Shellac Polishes and Cellulose Lacquers. They may not be overcoated with Precatalysed, Acid Catalysed or Polyurethane Lacquers.
Timber should be evenly sanded with a minimum of 180 grit paper prior to staining to ensure the stain applies and dries without patchiness. It is important that clean, white lint-free cloth is used for application and wiping as fibres could catch in the grain and colour could be leached out of coloured cloth by the solvents in the stain. It is important that any surplus stain is wiped off cleanly from the surface, as any residual stain could impair adhesion of subsequent lacquer coatings. Nitrostains may not be used to tint lacquers of any type.
Hand ragging application:
Use a clean, soft, white lint-free cloth and apply stain evenly to wet the whole surface to be stained before wiping off the surplus stain cleanly with a clean lint-free cloth.
Spray an even wet coat of stain to the entire surface to be stained and wipe off the surplus stain cleanly with a clean lint-free cloth.
Dip item into the stain, then remove and allow to drain for approximately 1 minute. Then wipe off surplus stain cleanly with a clean lint-free cloth.
Brush an even wet coat of stain to the entire surface to be stained before wiping off the surplus cleanly with a clean lint-free cloth.
Use Standard Thinners (code 45 802 5437).
If it is thought necessary to weaken these stains, use Nitrostain Thinners (code 86 064 1659).
On average per litre 10 m2 dependant on substrate porosity and method of application.
Allow 1 hour minimum at 20°C before overcoating.