How to Fix Wood Stain Mistakes

A bad stain job can make even the most beautiful wood homes and log cabins look tacky. Whether you are staining a deck and notice some issues, or you are working on fixing a project that someone else has done, there are several ways to make mistakes while staining. The stain could be uneven in color, have drips or rings, or be the wrong color. However, there are usually simple ways to fix wood stain mistakes.
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Tips for Staining Pine

Pine is an inexpensive wood that is great for woodworking projects and log homes. It can be tricky to stain, and attempts to duplicate the look of antique pine can often be disappointing. When not done correctly, it is easy to end up with blotches and “grain reversal” that make the wood look unnatural. However, with a few quick tips, you can get a deep, rich-looking color on your pine without losing the natural beauty of the wood.
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What Happens If You Use Too Much Wood Stain?

It may seem that the best way to get full coverage of your wood deck or log home is to apply multiple layers of stain . However, stain can quickly add up, resulting in poor results for your project. There is a fine line between “not enough” and
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How Many Coats of Stain Should You Use?

It may seem like you will get better coverage staining your wood deck or log cabin if you apply additional coats of stain. However, more stain is not always better, and can actually result in peeling stain, less protection and a shorter life span
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Wood Stain vs Wood Dye: What's the Difference

When you are planning a project to stain your wood deck or log home , you may wonder which product is best to use. As you are standing in the aisle of your local coatings and wood products store, you will notice there are a lot of options to
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Is Oil-Based or Water-Based Stain Better?

Even if you have narrowed down that your wood project will need a stain, there are still additional options. Is an oil-based or water-based stain better for your project? Both oil-based and water-based stains are similar in what they do to the
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