Category Archives: Applying Wood Stains

Tips for Applying Wood Stains on Furniture Using Oil-Based and Water-Based Stains

Applying stains to wood furniture can really enhance the piece’s natural wood grain and natural look. Learning how to stain wood furniture is not difficult and can be a relatively easy skill to learn.

There are a few basic tips to follow to ensure a great result, but the best way to learn how to use wood stain is to experiment and practice on pieces of wood that you don’t care about. After you have your technique down pat, you can start staining your wood furniture to make it look fantastic.

Applying Oil Base Stain – Tips and Techniques

Applying oil base stain is slightly different than applying water base stain. Oil based stain comes in two popular varieties: gel and liquid. Both produce similar results but there are slightly varied techniques on applying each type. Gel Stain vs. Liquid Stain Gel stain is much thicker than liquid stain. Gel stain has higher pigment […]
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Applying Aniline Dye to Wood

Applying Aniline Dyes to Wood Furniture Produces a Transparent Color Hue Applying aniline dyes today is very simple compared to how it was done in the late 1800s! Aniline dye was invented in 1856 and over the course of 150 years it has become easier to apply to woods and textiles for the purpose of […]
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Staining Filled Areas

Staining Filled Areas Requires Hiding the Filler Staining filled areas of wood furniture is a big concern because there is always the possibility that the filler will not absorb the stain. When you use wood filler on furniture, your goal is to hide the furniture’s imperfections and damaged areas, and the last thing you want […]
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How Wood Species Take Stain

There are Differences in How Wood Species Take Stain Have you ever wondered how wood species take stain? Not all wood is the same. Every species of wood has its own distinctiveness. Differences can occur in the wood’s grain, its hardness, softness, and its pores. Because of the unique properties of every type of wood, […]
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