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Wood Stains & Varnishes

Eliminate the harsh odors
common in conventional wood coatings
"Contains zero VOCs and is completely non-toxic"

Healthier Living Starts At Home

For 35 years, we’ve helped our customers create healthier living environments with our premium quality, eco-friendly range of products. We’re happy to let you know what’s in every can so you can feel good about bringing ECOS into your home or workspace.

Better Stains & Varnishes, by Design

Our water-based, eco-friendly wood stains & varnishes were uniquely formulated without the harsh chemicals found in conventional stains & varnishes that often cause headaches, nausea, and worse. ECOS stains and varnishes are applied just like any conventional product, using a brush, cloth or sprayer. With a quick drying time, the water evaporates from the product, leaving a crystal-clear finish to show off the color and texture of the wood.

Stain Colors and Varnish Finishes

Our eco-friendly wood stains come in 22 colors, designed to draw out the natural beauty of the wood grain. The perfect complement to your wooden floors, cabinets, furniture, doors, and trim.
Enhance and protect your wood project with our durable varnishes. Our wood varnishes are the ideal top coat for interior and exterior projects and come in three different finishes - satin, semi-gloss and gloss.

What our customers are saying...

"Very high quality product. I refinish furniture. The smells of oil base have been dreadful. Then the overnight wait to top coat. This ECOS goes on milky indicating how much you are applying, then dries crystal clear. Sands beautifully after two hours. I am able to apply 3-4 coats in a day. This enables me to finish a piece in 24 hours. There is no odor whatsoever. The final product is amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is tired of the mess, smell of oil base finishes.”


The Proof is in the Paint


Conforms to ASTM-D4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.


Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 11, 12, & 14 days for classroom and office use).


It all starts with water - it's the main ingredient in every ECOS paint, primer, stain, varnish, and specialty product.

Polyurethane can cause headaches, nausea and respiratory issues. Conforms to ASTM E544 & ASTM MNL13.

We share ingredient lists for our products to help you make an informed buying decision.

Our paints cover up to 560 sq. ft. per gallon - that's up to 1.5x more than conventional products.

Staining and varnishing natural wood should be a pleasure, enhancing the grain with a rich color, bringing out its inner beauty and creating a finish to dazzle the eye. Unfortunately, traditional stains and varnishes typically contain harsh chemicals and have strong odors, which can cause headaches and nausea. The result, a product filled with harmful chemicals and a process that often leaves a home uninhabitable for days. In contrast, ECOS wood stains and varnishes are zero VOC, non-toxic, and no odor. Because you care about the environment, your family and home, ECOS zero VOC wood stain is the only choice for all your design and renovation needs. Easy to choose, easy to apply, and easy to live with.


With unmatched coverage and durability, in addition to being totally eco-friendly, ECOS wood stains are the perfect product to use when you stain anything in your home. We have developed a full range of colors to match any wood type in any light source. For over two decades, we have provided world class, odorless stains and relief from the noxious chemicals found in conventional products to discerning individuals around the world. Today our customers include people who are focused on the environment and sustainability, healthcare providers, parents concerned about their family’s health, and companies seeking to protect the health of their employees, customers, guests and visitors.


Unlike traditional polyurethanes, even many of those labeled as “environmentally friendly”, ECOS varnish is water-based, non-toxic and has no traditional polyurethane odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Developed thirty-five years ago with a unique formulation, our products were designed for people with multiple chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies and issues with everyday chemicals. Our odorless, zero VOC varnishes do not contain harmful solvents that off gas into the air. Safer for you, your family and the environment.