Wood stains are used to improve wood appearance, emphasizing its grain and pores, levelling shades and reducing color modification over time. The range includes a complete selection of water and solvent-based stains in an infinite number of colors and shades.

Water and/or solvent-based stains for industrial use, for spray, brush roller and automatic system application. Ilva stains offers exquisite transparency and color brilliance on furniture and furnishings.

Water-based stains
Water-based stains for flow-coating immersion, spray or brush application, where good transparency is needed on swash turned solid wood items, without solvents.

Dyes for roller application
Solvent-based stains for industrial use, suitable for refinishing various wood species, through specific roller applications. Different levels of transparency can be achieved according to the method of application.  These stains can be mixed with clear base coats PF5 range.



Antiquing glazes
Solvent-based stains intended for spray application followed by the removal of excess material. For period furniture, according to the desired style.

Concentrated colorings
Concentrated solvent-based stains, to be added to base and top coats (both nitrocellulose and polyurethane).  They can be added in small quantities directly to the products before use, in order to maintain the original aspects of the wooden items, while bestowing a light shadowing on them.

Solvent-based stains for direct spray application on wooden items, necessarily followed by brushing. They are particularly suitable for obtaining the maximum color homogeneity even among other woods of different nature and quality. Products create a special antiquing effect on style furniture.

Positive effect dyes
Water-based spray stains for coniferous furniture. They can create a “positive” color effect by selectively dying the “hard” parts of the items and improving the natural grain of the wood.

Water-based stains for spray application, with or without brushing, according to the desired style. They can be used on various essences for furniture and furnishings, both modern and period. Products are ideal for completely water-based coating cycles.

Water-based patinas
Wster-based stains for spray application, followed by the removal of excess material, for old style forniture, according to te desired style.

Ilva was the first company to introduce a systematic color tinting system to the wood coatings market. Ilva Tintometric System specifically designed for wood coatings, is an extremely simple way to generate colored finishes (polyurethane or water-based) in the widest spectrum of color with excellent reproducibility. 

Developed and improved over many years, Tintometric System is based on the use of colored pastes formulated with high quality pigments that provide maximum stability and color resistance to light and heat. Pigmented pastes are thoroughly tested with sophisticated scientific systems to adjust color concentration and shades. These pastes formulated with pigments selected in reference to EN71/3 regulations, governing the use of heavy metals in the production of toys.

At Ilva dealers and distributors, most desired colors can be obtained in the following finishes:
• Shiny polyurethane finishes
• Matt polyurethane finishes
• Water matt finishes for interiors
• Outdoor water finishes

Colors can be chosen from 2100 NCS and RAL sample cards.

Moreover, Ilva Service Centers are equipped to generate, with a high degree of color reproduction, other desired colors for wood finish and decoration using the Tintometric System.