How to Bring the Wood Grain Out in Pine?

Answer Pine can be a bland, colorless wood with little or no grain patterns. It is a softwood and lacks deep pores that readily absorb stain. However, pine can be manipulated with wood filler to bring out... 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 Clean Wood-Grain Paneling Walls?

Wood-grain paneling appears in homes and business throughout the world. Most of this type of paneling is treated with a finish that resists light moisture. If you need to clean your wood-grain pane... Read More »

Wood Grain Faux Glazing Tools?

You can create a faux wood---or faux bois---surface using a remarkable variety of tools, both ordinary and specialized. While some tools produce a fantasy faux surface when painted in unexpected co... Read More »

Are cedar planks a hard-grain wood?

Cedar is a soft wood, as is wood from other conifers such as pine and fir. Cedar species have a Janka hardness rating between 350 and 720 lbs. of force. Hardwoods such as southern red oak have a ra... Read More »