Tips For Using Weaver's Stain
How to care for your Weaver's Stain Can
* Shelf Life For Weaver's Stain Is Approximately 2 - 3 years.
* When finished using, turn your can upside down and press nozzle for approximately 2 seconds. This will allow the propellant to clean the cylinder and nozzle. Wipe off nozzle with paper towel.
* If the nozzle clogs, you can remove the nozzle and soak it in mineral spirits for 15 minutes. Rinse with water and place back on can. You're ready to stain again.
What does it do? Weaver's Stain is a tung oil enriched stain with a urethane resin that penetrates, seals and finishes reed, cane and wood baskets.
Weaver's Stain provides a more durable oil finish due to its urethane resin which allows for better resistance to water, abrasion and dirt. You will add to the lifetime of your basket by using Weaver's Stain to protect it, adding a beautiful luster and sheen at the same time.
Do your basket a favor - buy Weaver's Stain today!
What's the advantage compared to other stains?
Tung Oil enriched stain in an aerosal spray.
Stains and seals in just one step!
Fast - Easy - No brushes to clean!
Durable Tung Oil finish that protects!
Once your basket is completed and manicured, you are ready for the last step, which is staining.
* Always stain outside or in a well ventilated area.
* Take a large box and cut the flaps out. Set the box on its side and you have a stain booth. This will eliminate any over-spray problems.
* Hold can approximately 10 inches from your basket.
* Turn you basket over and spray the bottom first.
* Work your way up the outsides of the basket to the rim (by this time, stain has penetrated to the inside and you need only to "mist" the inside of the basket).
* If you have a wood handle, spray the handle last and wipe with a cloth immediately. The longer the stain is on the wood handle, the darker the handle will be.
Do's & Don'ts
* Once you start spraying, keep the can moving. Your basket needs only one coat of stain.
* Do Not spray the same area twice.
* If stain is dripping from your basket, you are using too much stain, or you are too close to your basket.
* If your basket is a darker shade than normal, you are holding the can too close to your basket. The closer you hold the can to your basket, the more intense the color.
* You should be able to handle your basket after 15 minutes. However, let it dry 24 hours before actually using it.
* If it is damp or wet outside, it will take longer for your basket to dry. If possible, bring your basket inside to dry.
* Any odor will dissipate after a few days. If you let your basket dry outside (in the shade), the odor will dissapear sooner.
* Do not spray outside when it is below freezing (32 degrees). The propellant breaks down in the cold. The stain will come out in a "stream".
* If you have to spray a basket outside when it is below freezing, keep the can inside where it is warm. You may go out and spray your basket. Once the can becomes cold, go back inside and let the can become room temperature again, then go back out and finish your basket.
* Do not spray on a windy day.
* Do not spray next to your vinyl siding or your husbands new car. :-)
BASES / LIDS
CORD / THREAD
DYE / STAIN
REED / SPLINT
RUSH / PAPER CORD-SPLINT
STOOLS / CHAIRS
WOOD PARTS / HARDWARE
ODDS AND ENDS