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If you've ever bought unfinished wooden furniture and applied the stain yourself, you realise the dramatic effect that wood stains can have. Wood stain can create a wide range of effects, both practical and aesthetic. Select a type of stain that will

Wood Stain Effects

If you've ever bought unfinished wooden furniture and applied the stain yourself, you realise the dramatic effect that wood stains can have. Wood stain can create a wide range of effects, both practical and aesthetic. Select a type of stain that will produce the desired effect, depending on the piece you are staining and its intended purpose; for a piece of fine furniture, you may require a different effect than for a wooden boat hull.

Staining for Even Coloring

When staining wooden surfaces for the most attractive effect, the stain should provide the most even-coloured look possible. This aesthetic ideal exists among classic sailboats and motorboats, which were traditionally coated with clear varnish to protect the wood without affecting its colouration. In these cases, a boat made from lumber with similar colouration was valued above one with wildly varying tones. Because lumber's varied porosity causes it to absorb varied degrees of stain, achieving an even colour can be challenging. Filler stains help to "plug" the tree's highly porous patches, resulting in a more evenly-coloured finish. In addition, sealing epoxy pre-stain treatments can help to produce an even finish. After applying the treatment, sand the surface, and then apply your stain. If you sand with a finer grit sandpaper, the stain will not bond as readily to the smooth surface, and you will produce an overall lighter look.

Staining for Contrast

For fine furniture and interior doors or trim moulding, you may prefer to use stain to highlight the natural variations in the wood. The wood's characteristic pattern of stripes and whorls reflects its variation in porosity. Before applying stain, sand the wood, removing any existing stains or paints, to expose the wood's naturally porous surface. By sanding with a fine grit paper, you can maintain the wood's least porous areas as such, heightening the contrast. In more porous areas, the stain will accumulate, nonetheless. Use an oil-based stain to impregnate the wood with the stain colour. After brushing the stain on, wipe off any excess, letting it soak deeply into the most porous areas. After letting the stain cure according to the manufacturer's directions, add a nonporous clear topcoat to preserve the colouration effects.

Pickling or Bleaching

Applying lime wash to wooden surfaces is an old-fashioned staining technique that gives the wood a whitened effect. Depending on the concentration and the age of the lime wash, it can vary from an intense bleached white to a subtle creamy tint. Lime wash, made from water and ground caustic lime, will gradually wear off, especially when applied outdoors. You can achieve a similar effect using diluted white paint or a white-tinted wood stain. The subtle white effect is known as a "pickled" look.

Wood Stain Effects

Wood Stain Effects

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-05-30Views:130

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