• Interior Stains

    Most interior stains are oil-based and come in various thicknesses. The product you select will depend on the surface you are going to stain and the effect you wish to achieve. There are also water-based alternatives to traditional oil-based stains. Stains come in a wide variety of colors, and the experienced paint professionals at J.C. Licht can create custom stain colors as well.

      • Penetrating Stain
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        Penetrating Stain

        Old Masters® Penetrating Stain is an oil-based product that can be used on all interior wood surfaces e.g. floors, trim, doors, cabinets and furniture. It’s best suited for new and stripped wood surfaces. This product penetrates the wood’s surface, resulting in vibrant colors that will enhance the natural beauty of any wood. Penetrating Stain comes in a wide variety of pre-mixed colors. Custom colors can also be achieved by intermixing factory colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Wiping Stain
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        Wiping Stain

        Old Masters® Wiping Stain is an oil-based product that can be used on wood, fiberglass, metal and other composite surfaces. Additionally, Wiping Stain can be used in wood graining or as an antiquing glaze on painted surfaces. This product’s thick formulation allows for easy application and better color control, resulting in vibrant and uniform color on most surfaces. Wiping Stain is suitable for both interior and exterior applications when top coated with the appropriate exterior clear finish. Wiping Stain comes in a wide variety of pre-mixed colors. Custom colors can be achieved by intermixing factory colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Gel Stain
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        Gel Stain

        Old Masters® Gel Stain is an oil-based stain engineered to achieve intense colors on interior wood, exterior wood, fiberglass, metal and composite materials. Its highly pigmented, thick formulation allows for easy application, superior adhesion and excellent color control. Gel Stain is a good choice for wood that’s difficult to stain e.g. pine, poplar, maple, plywood and veneers. It also works well on nonporous composite materials noted above. Gel Stain comes in a wide variety of pre-mixed colors. Custom colors can also be achieved by intermixing factory colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Water-Based Stain
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        Water-Based Stain

        Old Masters® Water-Based Wood Stain is a fast drying, low odor alternative to most oil-based products, that enhances the beauty of bare wood surfaces. It’s ideal for floors, trim, doors, cabinets, furniture and crafts. This stain is non-toxic, child safe and when dry, cleans easily with soap and water. Old Masters® Water-Based Wood Stain is available in a number of popular colors. Custom colors can also be achieved by intermixing factory colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Wood Stain
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        Wood Stain

        Zar® Oil-Based Wood Stain wipes on surfaces similarly to furniture polish allowing you to stain and seal in one quick, easy application. This product is designed to give wood a natural range of color while enhancing the wood grain. Zar’s “Controlled Penetration” ensures a uniform color tone without streaks or lap marks. Zar® Wood Stain can be used for both interior and exterior surfaces when top coated with the appropriate exterior clear finish. It comes in a wide variety of pre-mixed colors. Custom colors can be achieved by intermixing factory colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Ultra Max Wood Stain
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        Ultra Max Wood Stain

        Zar® Ultra Max Oil-Modified Wood Stain is easy to apply and penetrates evenly for vibrant, uniform colors. Ultra Max is a low odor, fast drying and “easy cleanup” alternative to most oil-based interior stains. It comes in several pre-mixed colors. Custom colors can be achieved by intermixing pre-mixed colors or by adding tints. Your local J.C. Licht store representative can help you find the perfect pre-mixed or custom color for your interior wood staining project.

      • Ultra Plus Wood Stain
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        Ultra Plus Wood Stain

        Zar® Ultra Plus Wood Stain combines stain and polyurethane in one product. It lets you brush on rich color with lasting protection in one step. This product is available in six wood tones, and comes in satin or gloss sheens.

      • Gel Stain
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        Gel Stain

        Home of the popular Java Gel stain that has been featured across the nation’s social media for upcycling furniture and cabinets. Gel Stains are heavy-bodied and do not penetrate as deeply into the wood as liquid oil-based stains do, providing the deepest, richest colors of any oil based stain available.

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    • Clear Finishes

      Clear finishes are durable coatings applied to wood, fiberglass, and metal surfaces to resist water and alcohol stains, chemical discoloration, scuffing, and marring. Clear finishes come in many formulations and sheens, some best for floors while others are recommended for furniture. Let us help you finish your project in style!

      Interior Clear Finishes

      • Water-Based Polyurethane
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        Water-Based Polyurethane

        Old Masters® Interior Water-Based Polyurethane provides a hard, durable coating on a variety of surfaces from interior wood to composites. It will not amber (yellow), and is great for floors, trim, doors, cabinets, furniture and crafts. This product dries quickly, is low odor and cleans up with soap and water. Interior Water-Based Polyurethane is non-toxic, child safe and environmentally friendly when dry. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • Water-Based Clear Finish
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        Water-Based Clear Finish

        Old Masters® Water-Based Clear Finish is a fast drying, low odor, clear coating for most interior wood surfaces. This product will not amber (yellow), and is ideal for providing a protective coat over water-based stains and paints, as well as oil-based stains that have dried for at least 24 hours. Water-Based Clear Finish is non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Not recommended for floors, table tops or bars, it’s available in Satin or Gloss sheens.

      • Oil-Based Polyurethane
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        Oil-Based Polyurethane

        Old Masters® Oil-Based Polyurethane is a clear finish engineered to protect interior wood surfaces e.g. floors, trim, doors, cabinets, wood paneling, table-tops and bars. This product is easy to apply, quick drying and will provide lasting protection from abrasions, marring, chipping, alcohol, water and household chemicals when fully cured. Old Masters® Oil-Based Polyurethane is non-toxic (when dry), and is available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • Oil-Based Brushing Lacquer
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        Oil-Based Brushing Lacquer

        Old Masters® Brushing Lacquer provides a durable finish on wood, fiberglass and metal surfaces. It provides a coating that’s resistant to water and alcohol, and can be easily repaired and recoated without removing the old finish. Brushing Lacquer is fast drying and allows for multiple coats within a 24 hour period. This product is a nitrocellulose lacquer that is non-toxic when dry.

      • Oil-Based Gel Polyurethane
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        Oil-Based Gel Polyurethane

        Old Masters® Gel Polyurethane is a gelled clear finish that creates a soft, satin finish on interior wood surfaces. This product is low odor and has a thick formulation that allows for multiple coats without drips or brush marks. Not recommended for floors.

      • Classic Wood Finish
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        Classic Wood Finish

        ZAR® Classic Wood Finish is an interior Oil-Based Polyurethane that provides a VOC compliant clear protective finish for wood surfaces. Designed for both commercial and residential applications, this self leveling formula has a high amount of solids for maximum film build. The result is a long lasting smooth finish that resists marring, scuff marks, alcohol and household chemicals when fully cured. Zar® Classic Wood Finishes are available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • Ultra Polyurethane
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        Ultra Polyurethane

        ZAR® ULTRA Polyurethane is a super fast drying clear wood interior polyurethane coating. This product dries in two hours on bare wood, and is self-leveling for a smooth finish without brush marks. It resists scuff marks, alcohol and household chemicals. A damp cloth renews the finish and never needs waxing. Zar® Ultra Polyurethane is ideal for hardwood floors, trim, doors, cabinets, furniture, bar tops, countertops and wall paneling. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss and Antique Flat sheens.

      • Tung Oil Wipe-On Finish
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        Tung Oil Wipe-On Finish

        ZAR® Tung Oil Wipe-On Finish wipes on with a cloth for a beautiful finish every time. This product resists ring marks caused by hot, cold or alcoholic beverages. A damp cloth renews the finish and never needs waxing. Fortified with polyurethane, ZAR® Tung Oil Wipe-On Finish is ideal for bar tops, furniture, paneling, cabinets, wood floors, trim, spindles, antiques and hard to reach areas. ZAR Tung Oil Wipe-On Finish can also be used as a one coat wood conditioner for bare, soft or porous wood to achieve a uniform stain appearance.

      • Ultra Max Waterborne Oil Modified Polyurethane
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        Ultra Max Waterborne Oil Modified Polyurethane

        ZAR® ULTRA MAX Waterborne Oil Modified Polyurethane is an environmentally safe, clear wood finish that’s self-leveling for a smooth finish .This product’s fast drying, low-odor formula features superior hardness and mar resistance for outstanding wear and durability. Natural ambering (yellowing) enhances wood tones. Zar® Ultra Max Polyurethane is ideal for floors (exotic hardwood approved), trim, doors, cabinets and furniture. Child safe when dry, it cleans up with soap and water. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss and Antique Flat sheens.

      • Water-Based Polyurethane
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        Water-Based Polyurethane

        AQUA ZAR® Water-Based Polyurethane combines the beauty and durability of an oil-based polyurethane with the environmental benefits of a water-based clear finish. This product’s fast drying, low-odor formula resists most household chemicals and abrasions. Aqua Zar® is a non-yellowing, environmentally safe, clear wood finish that’s formulated to protect and beautify cabinets, furniture, wall paneling, woodwork, and floors. Child safe when dry, it meets all environmental standards for low emission of solvent vapors. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • High Performance Polyurethane
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        High Performance Polyurethane

        Winner of Fine Woodworking’s Best Overall Choice Award, High Performance Top Coat is the hardest, most durable consumer polyurethane top coat on the market today.It contains a UV Stabilizer to retard the finish from breaking down in sunlight. And with its pure polyurethane durability, it can even be used on floors. This is the most durable product.

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      Exterior Clear Finishes

      • Exterior Water-Based Spar-Urethane
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        Exterior Water-Based Spar-Urethane

        Old Masters® Exterior Water-based Spar-Urethane is formulated to provide a clear protective coating on wood, fiberglass, coated metal and paint. This product contains Ultra-Violet Absorbers for advanced sun protection, dries quickly with low odor, and cleans up easily with soap and water. Water-Based Spar-Urethane is environmentally friendly and can be used on outdoor furniture, fencing fiberglass and steel doors, as well as interior windowsills and door frames. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • Exterior Oil-Based Spar-Marine Varnish
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        Exterior Oil-Based Spar-Marine Varnish

        Old Masters® Exterior Oil-Based Spar Varnish contains Ultra-Violet Absorbers with advanced sun protection for a durable exterior clear coating. This product can be used on wood, fiberglass, coated metal and painted surfaces, and provides a clear protective coating for fences, railings, lawn furniture, door and boats. It also provides additional protection for interior windowsills and door frames. Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss sheens.

      • Oil-Based Penetrating Sealer
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        Oil-Based Penetrating Sealer

        Old Masters® Penetrating Sealer is a clear penetrating product formulated with natural Tung Oil. Suitable for exterior and interior applications, Penetrating Sealer blocks out moisture to enhance the life and natural beauty of wood, while preventing staining and checking. This product also hardens and provides a moisture seal on masonry and concrete surfaces. Penetrating Sealer contains Ultra-Violet Absorbers for advanced sun protection.

      • Ultra Exterior Oil-Based Polyurethane
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        Ultra Exterior Oil-Based Polyurethane

        ZAR® ULTRA Exterior Oil-Based Polyurethane is a super fast drying clear wood polyurethane finish. This product is for exterior applications only and dries in two hours on bare wood. Containing ultraviolet radiation absorbers and anti-oxidants, ZAR® ULTRA Exterior Oil-Based Polyurethane is the ultimate in exterior protection and an ideal clear coating for wooden marine surfaces (above water-line), exterior doors – including fiberglass and steel doors, patio furniture, fences and other wood surfaces.  Available in Satin and Gloss sheens.

      • Door & Window Finish
        Last-n-Last®

        Door & Window Finish

        Last-n-Last® Door & Window Finish comes in 4 popular colors and a clear finish available in 2 sheens. Last-n-Last Door & Window Finish is the perfect solution for specialty applications such as exterior or interior window trim, entrance and garage doors and railings. The unique formulation offers superior protection and the ability to customize your application. All Door & Window Finishes have a satin finish except for clear, which is also available in gloss.

    • Surface Prep

      Preparing the surface properly is the most important step in any interior staining and finishing project. To do so, you must know the type of wood or non-porous surface you’ll be working with, its condition, and the results you’re looking for. Then consult with your J.C. Licht professionals for advice on the best removers, sealers, fillers, conditioners, and wood care products to achieve those results.

      Removers

      • TM-1 Liquid Remover
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        TM-1 Liquid Remover

        Old Masters® TM-1 Liquid Remover is designed to safely remove paints, enamels, varnishes, polyurethanes, lacquers and shellacs from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. This product is ideal for both dipping or brushing applications. When dealing with heavily coated or vertical surfaces, you should compliment this product with Old Masters® TM-4 Heavy-Duty Remover.

      • TM-3 Semi-Paste Remover
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        TM-3 Semi-Paste Remover

        Old Masters® TM-3 Semi-Paste Remover penetrates and dissolves paints, enamels, varnishes, polyurethanes, lacquers, shellacs and more from wood, metal and masonry surfaces. The consistency of this semi-paste product is ideally suited for vertical applications, and allows you to wash or scrape off multiple coats with one application.

      • TM-4 Heavy Duty Remover
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        TM-4 Heavy Duty Remover

        Old Masters® TM-4 Heavy Duty Remover completely removes paints, enamels, marine alkyds, lacquers, varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs and 2-part epoxies from wood, plaster, glass and all metal surfaces. This product’s formulation allows for old finishes to be washed down to bare wood, and will not interfere with refinishing the surface.

      Sanding Sealers

      • Water-Based Sanding Sealer
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        Water-Based Sanding Sealer

        Old Masters® Interior Water-Based Sanding Sealers is recommended as a basecoat or sealer prior to applying clear coats e.g. varnishes and polyurethanes. This product is fast drying, low odor and non-yellowing, and can be used on a variety of bare or stained wood surfaces. Water-Based Sanding Sealer is non-toxic, child safe (when dry), and cleans up easily with soap and water.

      • Oil-Based Sanding Sealer
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        Oil-Based Sanding Sealer

        Old Masters® Inerior Oil-Based Sanding Sealer is engineered to seal and protect wood surfaces. This fast drying product is recommended as a basecoat or sealer on all types of bare or stained wood surfaces, promoting a smooth, fine topcoat finish.

      • Quick-Dry Sanding Sealer
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        Quick-Dry Sanding Sealer

        Zar® Quick-Dry Sanding Sealer is a fast drying sanding sealer, recommended as a basecoat or sealer (under oil-based polyurethanes) for bare and stained wood floors, furniture, paneling, cabinets, counter tops and trim. This product dries in one hour and promotes a smooth topcoat finish.

      • Ultra Max Waterborne Oil-Modified Sanding Sealer
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        Ultra Max Waterborne Oil-Modified Sanding Sealer

        Zar® Ultra Max Waterborne Oil-Modified Sanding Sealer is an environmentally safe, fast drying (one hour) first coat for wood. Specially formulated to seal wood, this product’s natural ambering enhances wood tones and is child safe when dry. Ultra Max Oil-Modified Sanding Sealer is ideal for sealing interior wood surfaces such as floors, doors, trim and cabinets.

      Woodgrain Fillers & Conditioners

      • Woodgrain Filler
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        Woodgrain Filler

        Old Masters® Woodgrain Filler is intended for interior use on open grain woods such as oak, ash and mahogany. It’s designed to fill the pores and achieve a smooth finish on these types of wood. Woodgrain Filler is natural in color, but is best used when mixed with a solvent-based wood stain.

      • Wood Conditioner
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        Wood Conditioner

        Old Masters® Wood Conditioner is a pre-stain, clear wood sealer designed to promote uniform stain application on soft woods such as pine. This product can be applied under oil or water-based stains. It’s important to note that wood surfaces must be stained within two hours after the application of Wood Conditioner.

      Wood Care

      • 100% Pure Tung Oil
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        100% Pure Tung Oil

        Old Masters® 100% Pure Tung Oil is designed to create a beautiful, hand rubbed finish on wood surfaces. Ideally suited for antiques, fine furniture or bare wood, this product provides a durable, water and alcohol resistant oil finish that will not crack, chip or peel.

      • Tung Oil Varnish
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        Tung Oil Varnish

        Old Masters® Tung Oil Varnish is a blend of Tung Oil and high quality varnishes. This product penetrates wood surfaces protecting and enhancing the natural beauty and richness of the wood grain. When dry, Tung Oil Varnish provides a durable, oil-free finish that is water and alcohol resistant.

      • Crystal Clear Paste Wax
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        Crystal Clear Paste Wax

        Old Masters® Paste Wax is engineered to provide durability and enhance the beauty of wood floors, furniture and woodwork. This product is formulated with imported Carnauba, the hardest natural wax you can find.

      • Lemon Oil
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        Lemon Oil

        Old Masters® Lemon Oil is designed to restore the moisture and beauty to interior wood surfaces such as doors, cabinets, woodwork and fine furniture. This product replaces the natural oils and moisture in wood that is lost over time. Lemon Oil moisturizes and cleans wood, eliminating the need for waxes or polishes, while helping resist cracking, peeling and discoloration.

      • Furniture Refinisher
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        Furniture Refinisher

        Old Masters® Furniture Refinisher is a fast acting liquid finish remover that quickly dissolves a variety of clear finishes such as varnishes, lacquers and shellacs. This product will not destroy the patina or natural color of the wood. Additionally, Furniture Refinisher will not raise the grain, loosen glue joints, veneers, inlays or laminated woods.

      • Cleaner & Wax Remover
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        Cleaner & Wax Remover

        Old Masters® Low-Odor Cleaner and Wax Remover is formulated to remove grime, wax and polish buildup from interior wood surfaces including cabinets, fine furniture and antiques. This product helps restore the natural beauty of wood surfaces without damaging the clear topcoat finish.

      • Ultra Max Wipe-On Finish Floor Rejuvenator
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        Ultra Max Wipe-On Finish Floor Rejuvenator

        ZAR® ULTRA MAX Interior Waterborne Oil-Modified Wipe-On Polyurethane Finish is an environmentally safe, clear wood finish specially formulated to apply easily with a cloth for a smooth, beautiful, protective coating. This product’s durable finish is perfect for detailed woodwork, spindles, bar tops, furniture, cabinets, antiques and hard to reach areas.

        ZAR® ULTRA MAX Interior Waterborne Oil-Modified Hardwood Floor Rejuvenator applies easily to restore and renew the beauty of wood that has become dull, scratched or show signs of wear. This product is ideally suited for restoring worn polyurethane floor finishes, shellacs, lacquers and other factory prefinished wood surfaces.