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 »

The Best Way to Stain Wood?

The color of the wood stain you use is a matter of personal taste. As many are attracted to opaque stains, wood furniture with an attractive grain would be a waste of a design element if covered up... Read More »

Why would you stain the wood?

Wood stains change the wood's color, texture and pattern. Some stains come in gels or liquids and are water or oil based. Results of wood stains vary depending on the type of stain, application and... Read More »