How to Stain Wood Video

Tips on Staining Wood including How to Stain Hardwoods and Softwoods

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video Mark Donovan of shows how to stain wood, including hardwoods and softwoods.

Before staining wood you need to determine what type of wood you are staining. If the wood grain is uneven or blotchy, chances are it is a softwood.

With softwood it is wise to use a stain pre-sealer before applying wood stain.

After applying wood stain, it is best to apply 2 or 3 coats of a polyurethane finish to provide a shiny and protective finish to the stained wood.

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