Choosing the Right Wood Stain for Your Project

Posted by Nabin Shaw on February 18th, 2020

There are so many different kinds of stains that you get to choose from. It just depends on what you are staining. In addition, with the type of color that you may want. There are so many benefits that you will get when you stain your project. Now when I talk about different projects, I think indoors and outdoors. The reason for this is because if your project is for the outside, then you are going to want to use a different type of stain, then from the inside.

The reason why is simply because outside projects are in the weather all the time. And sunny days can do a lot of damage along with rain. Yes, it will cost a few more dollars. It will be so worth it. If you're doing a project outside no matter what color or style, you will want to always get the weatherproof stain. Even when using a weatherproof stain you will still want to reply to it every three to four years. Even with the stain outside you still have many options for colors.

There are three stains that you can get outside. Which are oil, water, and wood dye? There are gel stains that are available as well. I do not recommend using them outside. Only because they will not last long in the weather. You can stain any type of wood furniture that you may want to do. Don't forget the natural stain color that you can bet as well. There are several types of wood stains that are available to you. You can make your purchase any place that sells wood stains.

You can do your projects yourself, or you can choose to hire someone to do them for you. If you are unsure of what you are doing, then you can always look it up on YouTube. That is a great source to be able to have. You're going to want to make sure and sand down your project before you apply any kind of stain to it. Thus will make your stain last a lot longer. Without stain or sanding down your project then it will only last a few months to a year if you're lucky.

Remember you can have different types of wood stain. Most of them are the same price depending on where you go. You can ever order your stain online and pick it up at your local hardware store. You can always use Google as a search bar for any questions that you may have. Google can also help you make your project look like a professional has done it. That's without having to pay someone to actually do it for you. You can also go to for help. They have videos on how to stain furniture and even step by step instructions on there as well.

This is a good website to be able to have for instructions if you are new or have not done it in so long that you cannot remember. If you plan on staining your fence, it will keep bugs away. They will not eat the wood. So any outside furniture or project that you may have will be safe once you apply your stain to it. Also if you sand down your project or your furniture before you apply your stain to it, then it will last you a lot longer. So this way you don't have to worry about it only lasting for a few months to a year. I hope that this has helped inform you. I hope that you will give the stain a try on your project. If you do then you are not going to be disappointed. I wish you the best of luck. And make sure that you have fun with whatever your project may be.

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