A wood stain changes the colour and appearance of interior and exterior wood. It penetrates the wood preserving its natural colour and protecting it from external elements. We offer a versatile selection of satin, gloss and oil based wood stain for all interior and exterior use, including decking, fences, sheds and garden furniture.
At The Paint Shed wood stains come in a variety of colours and brands including Sadolin, Johnstone’s, Dulux Trade and Demi Dekk. Our premium wood stains are durable, non-peeling, scuff resistant and easily maintained.
A Guide To Wood Stain
Wood stain differs from wood paint in the respect that instead of covering the wood grain it works actively to bring out its natural beauty. Staining wood and other internal/external surfaces can be a brilliant way to properly integrate the piece into your space. Having a consistent colour palette for your furniture and fixings is the key to a seamless, coherent interior design. Wood staining is also the best way to keep your surfaces looking newer for longer, saving you money and time.
If you have never stained a wood piece before, it is a simple process. Follow our easy guide here. Or these basic steps:
- All you will need is your chosen wood stain, a brush (natural bristle), a tray, stirring implement, a clean cloth and the necessary cleaning products. All of which can be found in our accessories section.
- Start by prepping your area and surface. Remove any traces of previous finishes; oiled surfaces should be rubbed down with meth and cleaned, pre painted/waxed/varnished surface should be stripped back with a varnish or stripper. Follow by repairing dents, scratches or marks, fully exposing the bare wood.
- Do any tests and thinning requirements as recommended on the product, mix your stain thoroughly and then apply the stain. Paint along the grain of the wood, removing surplus as you go. Leave to dry then follow with a secondary coat if needed. Wood stains are relatively fast drying.
- Once your surface is complete, read into the maintenance requirements and recommended aftercare. For most surfaces, further repairs and top ups are relatively simple.
Wood Stain at The Paint Shed
All of our wood stains are available in a range of water, oil and solvent based formulations. Perfect for altering the appearance of a wood finish without losing it’s unique character. In our collection we have a wood stain for all surfaces including wood, cork, stone, metal, floor and more.
Choose from an array of distinct colours and shades, using our handy colour selector. If you can’t find an hue to exact requirements, we can mix one to suit. Simply get in touch on social media, via [email protected], call us on 033 3320 2369 or pop by your local store.
At The Paint Shed we do our best to mix colours that are unique to you. So, If you or a client has a specific shade in mind, bring a sample in-store and we'll create your personalised wood stain right then and there. Our expert staff are here to help you find your perfect wood staining mix.