Can You Stain Wood Black? (Step-by-Step Guide)

When choosing wood stain colors, most people opt for a shade of brown. But what if you want a darker color like black? You can use pigmented wood stain to stain wood black. These come in oil and water-based varieties, as well as gel and dye. Wood furniture, flooring, and decks can all be stained … Read more

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Tung oil is an excellent finish for any wood projects from flooring to furniture. But many people are unsure about how the oil will affect the color of the wood and whether it will darken it or not. Pure tung oil will not darken wood, but it will give it an amber tint. However, dark … Read more

How to Remove Wood Stain from Concrete?

How to Remove Wood Stain from Concrete?

If you’re like me and you always manage to make a mess, I feel your pain. As a furniture refinisher and painter, I am always making a mess one way or another. Whether it’s paint, glue, dirt, grease, or wood stain, I manage to make a mess of it. However, I like to make sure … Read more

Can You Stain Over Polyurethane?

can you stain over polyurethane

You might be wondering if you could just apply stain over polyurethane, you don’t want to deal with all the stripping and sanding required to get down to the wood. Whether you were to strip or sand furniture, it is going to make a mess, so there is a trick that can save you time … Read more

Can You Use Gel Stain on Laminate Furniture?

can you use gel stain on laminate furniture

When you start painting and refinishing furniture it is only a matter of time until numerous questions pop up in your head. You might find a piece that you can’t wait to get started on and realize it’s a laminate surface. But your design plan in your head was to add stain and you are … Read more