Wood stains change the color and appearance of unfinished wood. They can accentuate the wood’s natural grain pattern to bring out its inherent beauty, or let you match the wood more closely to the other woods in your home interior scheme in order to blend better. Here is a rundown of the different types of wood stain.
Wood stains fall into one of two different basic categories; Penetrating and Pigmented.
Pigmented stains deposit a thin layer of color on the surface of the wood, and tone down instead of accentuate the grain of the wood.
Penetrating stains absorb into the wood and it’s fibers to give it a deep hued transparent finish.