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Wood Conditioner

    ECOS Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is a water based, clear conditioner which promotes the uniform penetration of ECOS Stain, particularly on porous woods. For use as the first step in a stain project, this conditioner reduces blotching, streaking, and grain raising to ensure an even stain color. Ideal for softwoods such as poplar, maple, pine, and cherry. May be mixed with Wood Stain to reduce the opacity of color....More Details

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  • Product Code: 700355464464
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ECOS wood conditioner is designed to prevent stain blotching and streaking, and to ensure an even stain color. Ideal for softwoods such as poplar, maple, pine, and cherry.

  • ✔ Zero VOC1
  • ✔ Non-Toxic2


  • 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
  • 2Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.

Wood Conditioner

Typical coverage per gallon:
220 sq. ft.
Recommended coats:

Add all surfaces to be painted then remove openings, like doors and windows

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Preparation Good surface preparation is vital for the perfect finish. Surfaces should be clean, dry, and free from any dirt, dust, grease, glue, flaking pieces, or contaminants. Repair any cracks, holes, or imperfections. Sand the wood in the direction of the grain to obtain a smooth uniform surface. First use a medium-grade sandpaper (#120) working your way to fine-grade sandpaper (#220). Do not use steel wool. Wipe clean with a damp cloth to remove all sanding dust, and let dry thoroughly before applying the stain. Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results and color.
Application and Clean Up Stir thoroughly before and during use to eliminate any settling. Do not shake. Do not thin. Do not apply in temperatures below 50oF. Dries to the touch in 30 to 60 minutes. High humidity and cool temperatures may result in longer dry and recoat times. Clean application tools with warm soapy water. Apply in the direction of the wood grain using a clean, lint-free cloth, high quality synthetic bristle brush, a foam brush, or lamb’s wool applicator (for floors). Maintain a wet edge. Allow to penetrate for one to three minutes. Once the conditioner has been applied go over the same section with a clean lint-free cloth to remove any excess, wiping in the direction of the grain with an even pressure. Do not allow conditioner that has not penetrated the wood to dry on the surface. After the Wood Conditioner has been dry for 15 to 30 minutes, lightly sand the surface with fine-grade sandpaper (220 grit) to smooth any raised grain, then remove all sanding dust. The surface is now ready for staining with ECOS Stain.
Coverage 220 sq. ft. per gallon
Recommended coats 1
Product Code 700355464464