Penetrating Finish (Stain)

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Keep out of reach of children.


Contains mineral spirits. Harmful or fatal if swallowed. Do not take internally. Skin irritant. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wear rubber gloves and safety glasses when handling. Avoid inhalation and use only with adequate ventilation. If adequate ventilation cannot be maintained, wear respiratory protection [NIOSH/MSHA TC23C or equivalent] or leave the area. Do not use or store near heat, sparks, flame or other sources of ignition. Close container after each use.


Rags, steel wool or waste soaked with DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish may spontaneously catch fire if improperly discarded. Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool, and other waste in a sealed, water filled metal container. Dispose of in accordance with local fire regulations.

First Aid

If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. CALL PHYSICIAN IMMEDIATELY. For skin contact, wash thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation persists, get medical attention. If affected by inhalation, remove to fresh air and CALL PHYSICIAN. In case of eye contact, immediately flush eyes thoroughly with water, then remove any contact lenses. Continue to flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists, CONTACT A PHYSICIAN.


DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish is a semi-transparent stain formulated to seal, color and provide exceptional durability when used on bare wood and masonry surfaces. This rich blend of oil and resin gives hardwood floors a soft, satiny sheen. Available in colors to match any decor, DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish creates a bond with the wood that won't scratch or wear away. Can be used with or without a finish coat.

Surface Preparation

  1. Properly prepare surface according to NWFA approved methods.
  2. Use a No. 100 grit screen [80 grit for 201 White] for the final sanding cut.
  3. Remove all dust with a broom and/or vacuum and tack surface with a clean towel moistened with mineral spirits.


  1. Stir or shake material thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with entire job. If desired, DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish #210 Neutral can be used to lighten any standard Penetrating Finish color.
  2. Apply the first coat of DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish liberally with a brush, lambs wool applicator or cloth at a coverage rate of approximately 500 square feet per gallon.
  3. Allow to penetrate for 5 - 8 minutes then remove excess by wiping with rags or by buffing with #2 steel wool. Removal of all excess material is essential to ensure proper dry time.
  4. If desired, apply a thin second coat at a coverage rate of approximately 800 square feet per gallon. Allow to penetrate and remove excess material in the same manner as the first coat [step 3 above].
    NOTE: A second coat of DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish is not recommended with 350 VOC compliant material.
  5. Allow the final coat to dry at least 8 hours [for best results overnight] and apply a finish coat of your choice.
    NOTE: For heavy traffic commercial applications, it is recommended that DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish be used without a finish coat, and periodically maintained with DuraSeal® Renovator Cleaner and Reconditioner.


Do not use steel wool when using DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish #201 White.


Immediately after use, place rags, steel wool and other waste in a sealed, water filled metal container. See cautionary statement.


Approximately 8 hours to overnight. NOTE: Drying time will be increased by high humidity, low temperature, lack of air movement or incomplete removal of excess stain.


First coat - approximately 500 square feet per gallon. (Optional second coat - approximately 800 square feet per gallon.) A second coat is not recommended when using 350 VOC compliant material.


Clean equipment using paint thinner, turpentine or mineral spirits.


Regularly remove dust and dirt by sweeping or vacuuming. Periodic buffing will renew luster. Exceptionally worn areas may require an additional finish coat. Maintain floors sealed only with DuraSeal® Penetrating Finish with DuraSeal® Renovator Cleaner and Reconditioner.


Non-photochemically reactive.

Available In

Type Size Prod. No. Qty PDS SDS
NUTMEG QT 86202000 12 PDS SDS
CHESTNUT (4.6) QT 862044444 4 PDS SDS
ROYAL MAHOGANY (4.6) QT 862084444 4 PDS SDS
NEUTRAL (4.6) QT 86210000 12 PDS SDS
ANTIQUE BROWN (4.6) QT 86216000 12 PDS SDS
GOLDEN BROWN (4.6) QT 86221000 12 PDS SDS
COFFEE BROWN (4.6) QT 86223000 12 PDS SDS
MEDIUM BROWN (4.6) QT 86228000 12 PDS SDS
EBONY (4.6) QT 86231000 12 PDS SDS
SPICE BROWN (4.6) QT 86237000 12 PDS SDS
ROSEWOOD (4.6) QT 862394444 4 PDS SDS
SEDONA RED (4.6) QT 862434444 4 PDS SDS
NATURAL (4.6) GAL 81200000 6 PDS SDS
CHESTNUT (4.6) GAL 81204000 4 PDS SDS
NEUTRAL (4.6) GAL 81210000 6 PDS SDS
ANTIQUE BROWN (4.6) N/A 81216000 6 PDS SDS
GOLDEN BROWN (4.6) GAL 81221000 6 PDS SDS
COFFEE BROWN (4.6) GAL 81223000 6 PDS SDS
MEDIUM BROWN (4.6) GAL 81228000 6 PDS SDS
EBONY (4.6) GAL 81231000 6 PDS SDS
SPICE BROWN (4.6) GAL 81237000 6 PDS SDS
ROSEWOOD (4.6) GAL 81239000 4 PDS SDS
SEDONA RED (4.6) GAL 81243000 4 PDS SDS
NEUTRAL (4.6) 5 GAL 85210000 1 PDS SDS
NATURAL (4.6) 55 GAL 89200000 1 PDS SDS