Excellent for oak, ash, chestnut, elm, pine and other open grained or resinous woods. The powders dissolve most readily in benzol, toluol and similar coal tar derivatives; next best in turpentine. Also used in benzine, naphtha, varnish, filler and lacquer. They do not roughen the wood, therefore require no sanding after staining; do not need to be wiped and will not bind the filler or interfere with wiping it off cleanly.

The OIL STAINS must be "first-coated" with shellac, to develop and set the color. They are the most durable of any soluble, transparent, penetrating oil stains, and although not as permanent as Lockwood Water Stains, however, the dark shades meet ordinary requirements as to fastness-to-light.