Penofin Hardwood Stain Review
Important Note: This is our 2nd Review of Penofin Stain For Hardwoods. Our first review was started in 2008 and completed in 2009. We are not aware of any product reformulations.
See Here for First Review: Penofin Exotic Hardwood Stain Review
Only Penofin’s Hardwood wood stain can penetrate dense hardwoods that need nourishing and stabilizing. This unique formula penetrates deep into the wood fibers and does not create a surface film. Unlike high-solid wood stains that simply coat the surface, Penofin’s Hardwood Finish, using sustainably harvested Brazilian Rosewood Oil, is the choice of wood experts who know that wood penetration is key to longevity and beauty. Penofin allows wood to breathe, important in working with exotic hardwoods such as mahogany, teak, Ipe, Brazillian Redwood, and many other species. Only Penofin Penetrating Oil Finish can meet the needs of hardwood in fiber protection, penetration, stabilizing, and nourishing.
Important Note: Testing for Exotic Hardwood Deck Stains
Exotic hardwoods such as IPE are extremely dense and difficult to penetrate. These wood types when stained will always fade faster the other woods such as Cedar, Redwood, and Pine. Testing will be changed to 1 year instead of 2 years for exotic hardwoods.
Penofin Hardwood Wood Stain Scores (1-10)
Appearance After Initial Stain Application: 10
In our opinion, Penofin stains give one of the best finished appearances to wood once dry. The IPE was highlighted beautifully with natural reddish brown colors.
Preventing UV Graying at 1 Year Mark: 2
The Penofin retained little to no color after a year on the Ipe. The customer called us after 6 months and said the stain had disappeared in the sun and turned black in shaded parts? We inspected and agreed with the homeowner. Penofin explained to us that IPE needs to be reapplied every 3-6 months if you want to retain color.
Wear/Tear and Peeling: 8
Penofin has always had great penetration abilities, even on exotic hardwoods. There was very little wearing.