How To Stain Wood: Oil Based Or Water-Based Wood Stain?

Wood staining is a great way to protect your wood and give it a beautiful translucent finish. There are two different kinds of stains: water-based and oil-based. Choosing the stain that’s right for you can depend on a number of different factors, including:

  • Your sensitivity to vapors
  • Your desired finish type
  • The type of work environment you have

This helpful video compares wood stains based on these three criteria. With this full clip, you’ll have an idea of the type of stain you should use for your woodworking project.

Senior man varnishing chair in greenhouse

For all of your woodworking supplies, come to Southern Lumber in San Jose. We carry a wide variety of specialty woods and wood products, including flooring, doors, decking, moulding, and much more. Visit Southern Lumber online or call (408) 297-9663 today.

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