Wood is a wonderful natural material, strong and durable. But it also loses its beautiful original appearance over time. To prevent this from happening, the wood should be treated with wood stain. The procedure will not only preserve and emphasize the sophistication of the unique textured pattern, but also significantly increase the service life of wood products.
There are different types of stains and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common type is water-based stain. The composition is sold both ready-made and in powder form for subsequent preparation at home.
This species has the following features:
- has a wide range of colors: from very light tones to deep dark;
- easy to apply;
- economical to use.
However, water takes a long time to dry. In addition, it loosens the wood fibers, and they rise. Then they have to be removed with sandpaper.
The easiest to use is oil stain. She has a wide variety of colors. It penetrates well into the wood without lifting its fibers, protects the material from damage. It can be applied in different ways, it will be evenly distributed over the surface.
Acrylic or wax based products are relatively new. Their advantage is the creation of a protective film on the tree. This look can give wood a wide variety of colors. He will create both natural and vibrant exotic finishes. This effect on wood is called stain. It should be noted that this is a rather expensive type of coverage.
Although the acrylic compound is suitable for all types of wood, is not flammable and dries quickly, too thick a layer of it can form stains. Wax stains should not be used if polyurethane-based paints or two-component acid-curing varnish are to be used later.
A stain with a whitening effect may be of interest. For its manufacture, acids or hydrogen peroxide are used. With its help, very light shades and even a discolored surface are obtained, on which paint is then applied.
If you are interested in making a stain with your own hands, then you can use herbal decoctions, tea, coffee, chemicals. With their help, beautiful unusual shades are obtained. Their recipe is easy to find on the relevant Internet sites or in specialized literature.
Alcohol stains are also popular.
For information on how to choose a wood stain, see the next video.
Features of the
Alcohol stain is an aniline dye in denatured alcohol. You can buy a finished product or powder, which must be diluted with alcohol. The ratio will be indicated on the package. If a large surface is to be treated, it is necessary to immediately dilute a sufficient amount of the substance so that it is enough to obtain a uniform shade over the entire surface.
Since alcohol quickly evaporates and the substance dries quickly (about half an hour), a spray gun should be used to uniformly paint a large surface.
The use of alcohol stain has many positive aspects, namely:
- giving an interesting shade, it is an antiseptic and protects the material from decay;
- the alcohol solution does not cause swelling of the fibers, and therefore no subsequent leveling of the surface is required;
- suitable for any type of wood;
- the dye penetrates deeply into the material, which contributes to bright saturated colors.
The procedure for applying the substance is not the most pleasant experience, since it has a pungent odor.
To get a high-quality coating, you need to choose a decent manufacturer. Among those available on the today's market are Novbythim and Anles. In addition to quality, these manufacturers will delight you with the price of the product. Their products are perfect for indoor work. The stain will accentuate the textured patterns on the material and will not be washed off the surfaces with water.
Wood treated with Novbytkhim and Anles products is easy to polish and is not subject to inflammation, and the surface does not require subsequent varnishing. Novbythim products can also be used to tint veneer or plywood products.
Scope of use
Stains are widely used, as they have a number of useful properties. They will perfectly protect products from decay, mold and insect pests, and at a price much cheaper than varnishes or paints. Deeply penetrating and strengthening the structure of the material, the stain does not hide the natural pattern, but gives it a new shade. And since the choice of colors and shades is extremely wide, and they can also be combined, this product will significantly update the interior.
With the help of wood stain, you can give inexpensive types of wood the appearance of an expensive material, thereby ennobling the room.