Staining unfinished wood can greatly improve the aesthetic quality of your home. But keeping some reminders in mind will help you to be successful as you begin staining your unfinished wood. Some tips and ideas on how to do so will be the topic of today’s discussion.

Working with stain can be frightening sometimes, because once its on, its staying like that. Using the right product is of the greatest importance, because there are so many types out there. When working with stain, its important to wear proper safety equipment such as gloves and eye wear. Remember also to wear old clothing, because like we said earlier, once its on its staying on. Before putting stain on a piece of furniture, apply it to a scrap piece to double check that you will like the way it will come out.

Only apply stain with a brush or rag, depending on what will work best for you. Don’t sweat about being extremely careful, the main goal here is to get a nice flow of stain along the grain of the wood. To avoid the potential danger of fumes, go with a water based stain if you wish. They come in a wide variety of colors, so it is in your favor if you decide to go down that road. Lastly, the nice thing about stain is that it won’t go bad for a while, so be sure to keep old cans. If there is a top film as you open the can, time for it to be chucked. If not, your still good to use it.

Keeping these reminders in mind will help you to enjoy and reap the benefits of staining your furniture and wood.