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Make These Important Considerations before Staining Your Doors

As a homeowner, you may want to experiment with as many options as possible when it comes to color. Staining is perhaps the most basic and cheapest method of coating your wooden doors, and is considered to result in an attractive appearance. Stained doors can be bought straight from the supplier, or can be obtained through transformation from an originally painted door. Here are a few things you should consider before deciding on them.

Color Choices

Choose an appropriate stain color for your door, depending on your style and preference. There are several hues and shades you can choose, from the dark ones all the way to the lighter ones. Stained doors have to blend well with the color of the walls, floors and ceilings, as well as the color scheme on the exterior. Feel free to go for unique colors that stand out and make your home look enticing and exciting.

Types of Stain

When it comes to applying a stain, you have to decide whether you want to use a water-based one or an oil-based one. A water-based stain provides a wider variety of colors from which you can choose. It is not limiting in terms of options and is easier to apply as it dries after a short period of time. It also lacks the characteristic strong odor found in many paints. An oil-based stain on the other hand, produces stained doors that have an element of skillful detailing.

Oil takes much longer to dry, and has a choking odor, hence requires a lot of ventilation to wade it off. It is also very limited in terms of color, as only wooden finishes can be achieved by this stain.

The Type of Wood Makes a Difference

Some types of wood stain better than others, due to its natural shade of color and ability to soak in the stain. Most stained doors rarely have knots and dents, as this makes it harder to apply and maintain the color in place. Furthermore, the quality of the wood in use matters a lot; high quality wood definitely produces better results.

Ensure that you understand exactly what you want as the final product. Good quality stained doors are easy to identify and they last a very long time. The topcoat sealant acts as a protective layer against any external threat that may destroy the wood.

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