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3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain

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Item Number: STAINAX
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Price: $10.99
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3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good penetration (11)
  • Durable (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Fast drying (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (11)
    • Target practice (10)
    • Stump shooting (7)
    • 3D targets (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (11), Expert archer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 21 customers

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    5.0

    Great Product !

    By Pops68

    from St. Augustine Florida

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to work with
    • Fast drying
    • No Smell

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Arrow building

      Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

      Great Product. No splotchiness. Low smell and easy to work with. Shafts were dry in 10 mins. Highly recommend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      3Rivers Alcohol based stain.

      By Jay

      from Mandeville, LA

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Colors
      • Drys Quickly
      • Easy to apply
      • Good Penetration

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

          Although this stain does bleed through, you can minimize this by allowing ample drying time and wiping your shafts well before allowing them to dry. I don't stain the last ten inches of the shaft if I plan on crown dipping or cresting which also helps with bleed through. Overall, good product.

          Service and delivery comments:

          As usual, everything was shipped promptly and without errors.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Best Stain Ever

          By Rex

          from Texas

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Good Penetration

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Stump Shooting
            • Target Practice

            Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

            I tried this stain for the first time and it is the BEST. I've used a water based stain for 20 yrs. I got the southern pecan. Very good color and penetration. I will be using these stains from now on.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Service and delivery the best as usual.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            This is the stain to use.

            By RJL54

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Penetration
            • What I'm Looking For

            Cons

            • Need More Color Variation

            Best Uses

            • Arrow Shafts Self Bows

            Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

            For several years now I have been using a stain purchased from a blackpowder supply store to stain my shafts and self bows. Stains found in big box stores are pathetically inadequate. I finally ordered the Three Rivers stain and was delighted to find the same quality, but more quantity, at a lesser price. Good on you Three Rivers! We need more colors!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            User friendly stain

            By Old Blue Trader

            from Okmulgee, Ok

            About Me Beginner

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Penetration

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                I used a clean soft cotton cloth to rub the stain into the shaft. It dried quickly and gave a beautiful deep color. 3Rivers shipped my order quickly and I received everything in good order. I highly recommend 3Rivers Archery to anyone.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for staining

                By Ed

                from Lancaster, TX

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Pros

                • Easy to apply
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast drying
                • Looks great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • 3D Targets
                  • Stump Shooting
                  • Target Practice

                  Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                  I bought the Harvest Gold stain and am very pleased with it. The wood shafts came out much better than I expected. I was apprehensive at first after reading online that when it comes to alcohol-based stains, it is not recommended to use a rag or brush to apply them. Instead, most recommend a spray or dip application, neither of which I had. But I used one of those sponge-like cloths sold in the painting section of a big-box hardware store, and it worked out great. I also read that alcohol based stains can turn out a bit splotchy because of their quick drying characteristics, but the Harvest Gold stain came out really well, no splotchiness at all. The stain came out very even throughout the length of the shaft on the dozen shafts I had, with plenty of stain left over for lots more shafts. This stain does dry very quickly, but I thought that was a plus, as it allowed me to apply a poly-based wood sealant over it the same afternoon. I am now tempted to try other colors. I would recommend this stain to others looking for a good-looking, yellowish (Harvest Gold) stain that dries quickly.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Works EXACTLY as advertised!

                  By Jeronimo Custom Arrows

                  from Bozeman, Montana

                  About Me Expert Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Penetration

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                      I make arrows professionally and have tried dozens of different stains and lacquers. Follow the label directions and do what it says and the results are perfect! I think we have a winner ladies and gentlemen!!!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Vibrant colors, can bleed if not sealed

                      By Dave the Wave

                      from Berthoud, Colorado

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Penetration

                      Cons

                      • Stains clothes hands

                      Best Uses

                      • Target Practice

                      Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                      I've used 3 of the 5 colors and all have performed well, even better if sealed. Wear protection because if you get it on you or your clothes, it's difficult to get out. I'll definitely buy this product again!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Good service

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Higly Recomend these stains

                      By Jock

                      from Western, PA

                      About Me Competitive Archer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Durable
                      • Good Penetration

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                          Use these stains with consistent success, the only exception is the color of Harvest Gold. It varies from yellow to orange and even light red, but rarely approaches gold.

                           
                          5.0

                          Best stain I've ever used.

                          By widowmaker09

                          from Pittsfield,IL

                          About Me Expert Archer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Penetration

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • 3D Targets
                            • Hunting
                            • Stump Shooting
                            • Target Practice

                            Comments about 3Rivers Alcohol Based Arrow Stain:

                            This stuff is awesome! Very even coloring,penetrates super fast.Dry time is almost nothing. Better make sure to wear latex gloves or your finger will match your arrows for a few days.

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