General Finishes Water-Base Exterior 450 Wood Stain

GF's Exterior 450 Wood Stains are premium quality, exterior pigmented stains designed for outdoor projects. They contain U.V. absorbers to help protect the finish and mildewcides to retard mold. Exterior 450 Stains can be applied by brush, roller or spray. Warning: We do not recommend Exterior 450 stains or topcoats for exotic woods Ipe, Teak, or other dense oily woods that will get exposure.

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Colors: Natural Base, Butternut, Sugar Maple, Chestnut, Cedar, Olde Cherry, Red Mahogany, Coffee Bean, Black Walnut

Sheen: N/A

Dry Time:  2-4 hours (70 degrees and 70% humidity)

Coats Recommended: 1

Cure Time: 21 days

Cleanup: General clean-up with soap and warm water recommended. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. For best results, clean all equipment with General Finishes Brush and Gun Cleaner.

Coverage: 150 sq ft/qt

Can Sizes: Quart, Gallon

Recommended Use: Vertical applications and exterior furniture projects. Not recommended as a deck finish. 

Topcoat Recommendation: Exterior 450 Clear

Spray Tip Sizes Recommended: 

VOC: < 125g/l (1.03 lb/gal)


Natural Base


Sugar Maple



Olde Cherry

Red Mahogany

Coffee Bean

Black Walnut

Exterior 450 Wiped On over Cedar


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