Water Based Stains

Whether spraying, dipping or wiping, our line of water based stains will enrich and enhance all your wood projects. These stains will delight you with their ease of use and beautiful appearance. Envirolak stains are compatible with all Envirolak finishing systems.

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Envirostain system allow you to create the perfect stain for your application, whatever it is.

EnviroStain System

The Envirostain system is made up of different binders, bases, tints and dyes that give you the ability to create stains, wet or dry glazes and tonners with the look you want in a variety of application methods including, wiping, spraying, dipping, brushing and roll coating.

Getting Started

The first thing you need to know is what colour you’re making. We’ve got a variety of standard colours and formulations available to select from or you can create your own. Click below to see our stain charts.water in various ratios to give you the colour you want in a variety of different application methods.

BWS Envirostain Binder for Wiping Stain

ELBWS is a specially formulated water based wiping stain binder that provides deep, rich colours for a variety of wood substrates. The stain can be sprayed or wiped on and has excellent “dwell time” to minimize lap lines. ELBWS offers minimum grain raising with maximum beauty and ease of use. This binder is typically combined with water and other Envirostain binders to create specific looks.

BSS Envirostain Binder for Spray Stain/Pore Marking

ELBSS can be used on its own with water to create a spray stain that provides a solvent spray stain look with high pore marking. It is also used typically in combination with ELBWS to create contrast and enhance grain colouring in wiping stains.

BDS Envirostain Binder for Dip Stain

ELBDS is a water based dipping stain binder used in combination with water to make dipping stains that provide even tones in an easy to apply format over a variety of wood substrates. ELBDS offers minimum grain raising in a VOC friendly environment. This stain is well suited to fast paced production environments where complex shapes are being finished.

BDG Envirostain Binder for Dry Glaze

ELBDG is the primary binder for making dry and wet glazes, it can also be added to wiping stains to decrease pore marking and increase uniformity.

BRC Envirostain Binder for Glaze Adhesion/Roll Coat

ELBRC is the sole binder for machine roll coat applications and is added to wet and dry glazes in small quantities to improve adhesion.

ES301,ES325, ES375 Envirostain Uniforming Binders for Wiping Stain

Uniforming stains are designed to minimize flipping, contrast and blotching and the differences of colour penetration in different types of wood, they provide very even colour even when you are staining soft and hardwood and desire a similar colour regardless of different undertones in the wood itself. ES301, ES325, ES375, water and Envirostain MicroTints can be combined to create thousands of colours in the uniforming stain technology.

SSB100 Envirostain Base for Spray Stain

ELSSB100 is a water based spray stain that provides even tones in an easy to apply format over a variety of wood substrates. ELSSB100 offers minimum grain raising in a VOC friendly environment. This spray stain is well suited to fast paced production environments where colour reproducibility is key.

SWB104 Envirostain Base for Wiping Stain

ELSWB104 is a specially formulated water based wiping stain that provides deep, rich colours for a variety of wood substrates. The stain can be sprayed or wiped on and has excellent “dwell time” to minimize lap lines. ELSWB104 offers minimum grain raising with maximum beauty and ease of use.

DGB100 Envirostain Base for Dry Glaze Neutral

ELDGB100 is a water based dry glaze used for cerused wood finishes, highlighting profiles, deep grain or distress marks in a finish system. A wide variety of ‘looks’ are achievable depending on how this product is used. Dry glaze may also be referred to as “breakaway glaze” or “pickling dust” or “patina”.

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Why we're different:

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Simple & Convenient

Easy to spray, brush or roll. No catalyst required so there is no pot-life which means more time working and less time cleaning. Easy to store, no need for flammable storage or explosion proof fixtures. Non-regulated for shipping purposes simplifies receiving.

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Eco-Friendly

We are environmentally friendly.  From low VOC coatings to using sustainable and renewable raw materials in our paint, it’s not just a statement, it’s a philosophy.

Made For People

Low VOC’s, no formaldehyde, no isocyanate, no flammable solvents, all the performance. Better for finishers and better for consumers. Just better.

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