Can you tint wood stain?

Answer All wood stains are combinations of a "base" and tint. Oil bases are tinted with traditional pigments, such as ochre or sienna. Water bases use powdered chemical dyes. Oil-soluble dyes and metaliz... Read More »

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What is used on porous wood/open grain wood to help even out stain colors?

Stain colors on open grain wood can be evened out with the use of two products. The Hardwood Council recommends that you mix fillers with the stain to fill in the pores. You can also use glazes aft... Read More »

How to Create a Faux Wood Finish With Wood Stain?

Faux wood finishes add an organic element to manufactured surfaces. Vinyl, aluminum and fiberglass doors and windows are good candidates for a faux wood grain finish using gel-type stains. The fini... Read More »

How to Stain Wood?

There is more to staining wood than simply buying a can from a hardware store. If the job is to look professional at the end it needs some time, thought and effort. Here is how to select the right ... Read More »

Can you stain composite wood?

Yes, it is possible to stain composite wood. However, it needs a special stain for the finish to come out correctly, and the instructions must be followed precisely for the job to be successful.Sou... Read More »