Wood stains are excellent methods to update the look of your wood flooring, furniture, and trim. The finality of applying a stain to wood, on the other hand, might make choosing a wood stain a daunting task.
After all, you don’t want to pick a stain you don’t like and then have to go through the time-consuming procedure of removing it later. Here are some top tips to help you pick the right wood stain.
1. Test Your Stain
Wood stains are available in a wide range of hues, and most vendors will provide you with sample photographs of each for comparison. However, because different wood species have varied hues and characteristics, stains applied to these woods will appear different. Before you commit to a wood stain, therefore, try a sample.
If feasible, test your sample on a hidden section of the wood, such as the back of a piece of furniture, to see if you like it. If this isn’t possible, select a piece of wood of the same species as the one you’re straining to get a better idea of how the finished stain will look.
2. Remember Your Wood Grain
As we mentioned, different woods have different grain patterns as well as different colors. Depending on the design you’re going for, you might want the grain or the color of the wood to take center stage. Before picking or applying your stain, consider how much you want your wood’s grain pattern to stand out.
3. Consider the Rest of the Room
It’s possible that the wood you’re staining isn’t the only wood in the room. Consider how any wood hues will contrast with the rest of the wood in the space before choosing a stain color.
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You’ll want to choose a stain color that matches the rest of the room as closely as possible. At the very least, choose one that isn’t incompatible.
We hope you have enjoyed our top tips for helping you pick the right wood stain. Ultimately landing on a stain can be difficult, but once you do, your living space will seem a lot more habitable, more fashionable, and more cohesive with the rest of the space’s design.