366 Krylon Stain in a Can

June 9, 20098 Comments

Once in a while I’ll get an email from a company asking if I’d be willing to try out one of their products and maybe post my results on the show. Being the freebie whore that I am, I couldn’t resist saying yes to something!

Krylon, the makers of some of the most popular spray paint on the market, introduced an exterior stain in a spray can and since as we all know I don’t own a spray gun this product seems made for my needs.

I was a little concerned at first it wouldn’t give decent coverage, that it’d be splotchy, and maybe even one can wouldn’t fill my needs. But I figured I had nothing to loose.

As you’ll see in the video…my concerns were proven wrong and the end result was fantastic! Great overall coverage, no splotching…even on pine (I didn’t even add a washcoat or conditioner) and one can gave me the equivalent of about 3-4 coats of stain (overall coverage on the can claims to be 25 sqft).

To get more information visit their website dedicated to the stain in a can at www.saveoursaturdays.com.

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  1. Jeremiah says:

    What router bit did you use for the edge profile on that table top? It looks really good.

  2. Steve says:

    Matt-
    Is this product similar to a gel stain? Does it mostly stay on the surface since it dries so fast?
    Did you put a topcoat on it?
    It seems like, by the time you do three or four coats, you could have applied a coat of wipe-on stain (or gel) and been done with it. It might take longer to dry before you could topcoat it, but at least you would have more even and consistant coverage with the one application or the wipe-on. (And a lot less waste).

    • Matt says:

      Hi Steve,

      I don’t know about being similar to a gel stain overall, but yes it did seem to stay more on the surface vs. penetrating deeply like regular stain I’d have applied with a rag or brush. I’m sure it has everything to do with the quick drying time.

      As I believe I mentioned in the post, I didn’t apply any kind of pretreatment to this pine table. While there is a “hint” of blotchiness…and I associate that more with a poor sanding job than anything else…overall the color turned out uniform.

      I think I might have misspoke when I mentioned applying 3 or 4 coats. What was shown in the video was the entire application that resulted in the final product. What I meant to say was that I sprayed on what I figure was “equivalent” to 3 or 4 coats to get the color as dark as it is.

      It only took about 5 – 10 minutes total to complete the spraying and for once I wasn’t as covered with stain as the project.

      Would I use it again…probably. But considering the colors are limited and it’s exterior only, it might be a while before I do.

      I agree hand applying can give an even and consistent coverage just as easily and that’s still my preferred method over all others.

      And last but not least, no I hadn’t applied a topcoat yet in the pictures.

  3. BarryO says:

    Hey Matt,
    You need to work on your spraying technique a bit. 😉 Standing in one spot and “fanning” the spray can with your elbow as the pivot often leads to poor results. The area of the workpiece directly in front of you gets the most paint; the areas off to the sides get less.

    Proper technique requires keeping the spray can a constant distance from the workpiece, and the spray perpendicular to the service. On a larger piece like that table, that usually means you can’t stand in one spot; you need to move your whole body back and forth. Hey, we get some exercise as an added benefit! 😉

  4. Handi says:

    Matt,

    Sorry I had to comment on this one. ROFL….

    “Freebie Whore” ROFL, I think this is the top Quote on my List so far… This was some funny shit lol.

    Keepem up, I will be looking for more quotes and comments from you in the near future lol.

    Handi

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