Q: Can we stain pine?
A: You can stain pine. It is difficult because of the rapid absorption, it tends to blotch. The idea is to stain small widths, maybe a few boards from one end of the room to the other. There are also pre treatments on the market which are suppose to make this easier and more even on soft woods. I have never used them.
Staining pine or maple
What is the best product for staining pine and maple floors? I need the stain to spread evenly and not dry blotchy.
Should we seal pine floors before staining?
Q: We're installing pine wood floors. Should we use a sealer after it's sanded, but before it's stained? If so, what sealer do you recommend that will allow proper absorption of the stain? A: I never use those sealers. With soft wood in particular you need to work at a…
I have a hardwood floor that looks like a gym floor. It is maple. I would like to stain it darker, however I've been told that staining this maple floor won't work and won't turn out?
I recently sanded my white oak floors and used a Duraseal quick dry stain. After wiping the floor diligently and leaving it dry for 3 hrs., I returned to apply the first coat of waterborne finish. There was some bleeding of stain between boards which I wiped before applying finish.…
Custom dark stain
We are building a house and we're trying to find a dark stain that will compliment our modern interior. We most likely will have a 4" or 5" Oak plank or a Walnut. I looked at the Ebony stain, but it seems to have a green tint. We also mixed…
Staining visible stairs
Do we need to stain and/or polyurethane the entire piece of wood, or is it okay to just finish the parts of the stairs that are visible?