Learn How To Finish Wood With Waterbased Stains

| 3/29/2012 3:01:00 PM

Tags: wood finishing, stains, wood stains, finishing, varnish, furniture, refinishing, Steve Maxwell,


Before you check out my video on successful interior wood finishing, let me tell you something important about how wood finishes are changing. 



Traditional wood finishing has often involved a conflict between enhancing the appearance of wood on the one hand, and endangering brain cells on the other. Water-based urethanes have come a long way to reducing the problem of solvent exposure in the home and workshop,  but progress is happening more slowly when it comes to liquid wood stains. My favourite brand of water-based stains comes from a company called Minwax, and I’m impressed enough that I’d like to tell you how I use them. 


judy pennington
4/4/2012 7:00:25 PM

I've heard of eco-friendly types using natural stain derived from walnut peels. It's really pretty and free!! Is it a good thing to do or would it fade out too fast?

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