Staining pine can be very intimidating. It is very easy to mess up. Before you stain, you should get familiar with your materials and test out the stain on an abstract, separate piece of wood. Then, fix all loose knots and sand the wood thoroughly. During the staining process, always use two coats of conditioner and two coats of dye. Brush it on very liberally. Do not forget to apply a high-quality glaze on the wood at the end of the process.
- Pine wood is very inexpensive, but staining it can make it look priceless.
- Before staining the wood, it is a good idea to practice staining on an extra piece of wood before doing the real thing.
- Do not forget to apply glaze to seal in the newly stained piece of wood.
“Our staining process includes four ingredients: water-based wood conditioner, water-soluble wood dye, dewaxed shellac and oil-based glaze (see Sources, below).”