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Wood Stains are used to Enhance the Grain on Wood Furniture

There are a number of different wood stains available for purchase at your local hardware store. Wood stains are made of a solvent that has been combined with a variety of dyes and pigments that add color and tone to wood. The type to choose depends on the natural grain of the wood and the desired stain color.

The purpose of stain is to enhance the grain on the wood, but some stains are designed to produce a dark tone and almost hide the wood’s grain. Stain does not dry to a protective finish, so once it is applied it must be covered with a finishing product.

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