Interior Stain (393)
Painting the walls adds a lovely touch to a home, but with bare wood elements, interior stain is the coating of choice. Many selections are partially transparent, which allows the beauty of the wood grain to show through. Interior wood stain differs from exterior stain because it’s formulated for looks rather than for weather protection. This type of coating is most commonly used on furniture, moulding, cabinet doors, and other wood items.
There are three main types of this product. Water-based stain paints are lower in odour than their oil-based counterparts. Alternatively, oil-based stains are popular for their ability to penetrate deeply into the wood, providing colour that goes well beyond the surface. Provide a hard barrier with gel stain to protect wood against water and other liquids as well as chipping. It has a beautiful high sheen.
These interior wood stains are available in a wide variety of shades. Most of them are based on real varieties of wood, and they’re useful for creating a more uniform colour on any piece, such as putting maple on a maple table. With light woods, such as pine, it’s possible to change the colour to a different shade, such as ebony. By purchasing two stains from the same manufacturer and line, you can also mix them to create a custom shade.
Using the right tools is important when putting on interior stains. For a water-based product, it’s ideal to use a brush with synthetic bristles. Since gel stain sits on top of the wood, apply it with a rag to prevent brush strokes. Oil-based stain paint interacts with synthetic bristles, so you need to use a brush that has natural bristles, or rub it in with a rag.