Staining unfinished wood can increase your homes value and greatly increase your satisfaction in the quality of your home. However, keeping a few tips in mind will help you to be successful as you begin staining your wood. Some tips will be the topic of today’s discussion.

Working with stain can be scary, because once its on, its on. Using the right product is of utmost importance, because there are so many types out there. When working with stain, its important to wear proper safety gear 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 tips in mind will help you to enjoy the hobby of staining furniture and wood.