Stains

NATURALLY UNIQUE

The range of water-based and solvent-based stains is as unlimited as the creativity of those who use them, and is open to every possible combination and effect. Indeed, ICA Group is always able to make available to its users (even the most exacting among them), the right series of stains, patinas and antiquing agents

To meet current requirements in the world of interior design, ICA Group has formulated the ACTIVIN range of water-based reactive stains. Thanks to the interaction between these reactive stains for Oak and Chestnut and the substances contained in the wood fiber, they make it possible to achieve unique colors that bring out the wood grain with a very unusual effect.
Solvent stains
Solvent-based stains for general use (IN). All dilutable with solvent or water (dilution ratios vary based on the desired intensity of color), with the exception of IN47 and IN914, which can be mixed with solvent only. IN61 may not be diluted in D1016 or D2000 - pre-dilution is recommended using D1030 at 5%. These stains are the base colors that can be used to produce all of the possible colors of the STAIN MIX tintometric system.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based nitro, polyurethane and acrylic coatings may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer. 
Water-based concentrates
Water-based stains (CNA), dilutable in water, with excellent light stability. They can be used for staining any sort of furniture.
These stains are compatible with our water-based coatings for interiors and exteriors, and – in combination with the appropriate bases – they can be used to create aging agents, brushable coatings, spray/roller/dipped coatings and water-based impregnating agents.
These stains are the base colors that can be used to produce all of the possible colors of the STAIN MIX tintometric system.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based nitro, polyurethane and acrylic coatings may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer. 
Transparent stains
Highly transparent stains (INT) that are resistant to overcoating with water-based coating products. Dilutable with water or solvent – the ratio is dependent on the desired color intensity. If diluting with water, the stain should be used within 24 hours, otherwise it is necessary to add 1% of AD92 stabilizing additive.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based products may be used. The stain fades slightly when solvent-based coatings are used.
Transparent water-based concentrates
Water-based stains (CNW), dilutable in water, with good transparency and excellent uniformity, even when applied in large quantities. These stains are used for the general coloring of furnishings.
They are compatible with our water-based coatings for interiors and – in combination with the appropriate bases – they can be used to create aging agents, brushable coatings and spray/roller/dipped coatings.
 
OVERCOATING:
Nitro, polyurethane, acrylic and (mono and bicomponent) water-based coatings may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer.
Solvent-based concentrates
Solvent-based stains (CNS) with excellent transparency and light stability. Suitable both for staining untreated wood and for shading base coats. These stains give the wooden surface an even tone.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based nitro, polyurethane and acrylic coatings may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer.
Solvent-based/water-based glazes
Wipeable, semi-transparent stains, available in both solvent-based (GL) and water-based (GLW) versions. Color the wood while endowing it with an antique look. Specially recommended for period furniture or furniture in the "arte povera" style. GL-series glazes are ideal for achieving a highly market pore, while GLW-series glazes are ideal for achieving an even tone across the wooden surface.
Rapid-drying solvent-based glazes of the GLR-series are available on request.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based nitro, polyurethane or acrylic coatings can be applied.
Transparent water-based glazes
Wipeable, transparent, water-based stains (GLH). Color the wood while endowing it with an antique look. Specially recommended for period furniture or furniture in the "arte povera" style. Compared to GLW-series glazes, GLH-series glazes are more transparent but still have good unifying power.
 
OVERCOATING:
Nitro, polyurethane, acrylic and water-based coatings may be applied over the stains.
Solvent-based pastel stains
Solvent-based stains (TP) for adding pastel shades to furniture and furnishings.
 
OVERCOATING:
Nitro, polyurethane and acrylic coatings, both in the water-based and in the solvent-based version, may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer.
Water-based positive stains
Water-based reactive stains (CP), specially designed for staining coniferous woods in such a way as to emphasize the veining.
 
OVERCOATING:
Solvent-based polyurethane and acrylic coatings may be applied over the stains. Polyester coatings may be used only after application of IS201 sealer.
Solvent-based/water-based ageing agents
Easy to remove solvent-based (INV) or water-based (INVA) stains. Particularly suited to the artificial aging of furniture and for decapé effects.
 
OVERCOATING:
Water-based or solvent-based polyurethane or acrylic coatings.
Brushable, water-based stains
Ready-to-use, brushable water-based stains (PN).
 
OVERCOATING:
With water-based or solvent-based acrylic top coats. 
Concentrates
Solvent-based corrective stains (CN) for solvent-based coatings.
Use to alter the final color of the object and minimize color variations of the surface.
Water-based reactive stains
The water-based ACTIVIN range leverages the reactivity of the stains once they come into contact with the tannic substances contained in wood species such as oak and chestnut. Specifically, these stains endow the treated wood with a touch of character and a marked sense of naturalness, which cannot be achieved with other types of products.
 
  • Water-based reactive stains designed specifically for application to Oak and Chestnut.
  • Can be applied to wooden floors and interior furnishings.
  • The interaction with the tannin in the wood makes it possible to achieve unique colorings and very unusual effects.
  • Bring out the wood grain, producing a very natural aesthetic result.
  • Eco-friendly products.
 
OVERCOATING:
The nature of these water-based reactive stains means that they can be overcoated exclusively with solvent-based base coats and sealers, both polyurethane and acrylic.
Subsequently, it is then possible to overcoat with water-based top coats.

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