Before choosing your stain, varnish or clear finish, it is
important to know a little about the timber you will be treating.
Each of the popular timbers here have some characteristics that
could affect the final outcome of your finish and determine your
choice of Cabot's products.
NOTE: Most hardwoods and some softwoods contain oils, resins and
tannins. It is recommended that these timbers be washed with
mineral turpentine (when using oil based products) or methylated
spirits (when using water based products). This should be done
prior to staining or finishing. Wipe off mineral turpentine or
methylated spirits with a dry rag. Allow solvents to dry