Your home is full of different finishes, textures and materials that make up a space that you live in. There are homes that have exposed brick, some that have wainscoting, siding, stucco, texture walls, wallpaper, wood, metal and more. You want to make sure you know what you can do to bring the best out of these surfaces. The way that they are treated will give you a result that you can enjoy and add some variety to your home. You want to know what options you have for the surfaces that you are having redone in your house. One of the elements that will need your attention and some refinishing are wood pieces in the house. This can be cabinets, furniture, siding, flooring and more. There are a two main options that you have when it comes to wood and you should know what the pros and cons are of each one. You need to determine if paint or stain would be best for you. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc outlines what the difference is between paint and stain on your wood surfaces.
Staining Wood Furniture, Cabinets & More
One of the options that you have when it comes to wood surfaces is to have them stained. If you want to have the wood stained you need to make sure that they are sanded down to the bare or exposed wood. Then the wood can be treated and cleaned so that they stain can be applied. There are many options to fit any type of décor that you might have which is one of the main pros that you get when you choose stain. Another is that many people love to see the naturalness of the wood and that can be achieved when you use stain. The stain will accent the lines, grooves and look of the wood and enhance it. The look can be beautiful and bring an element of the outdoors in the house. A few of the cons is that the stain will need to be sealed and might need to be sealed over time as the stain and the clear coat starts to wear off. Another problem is that when you stain something any of the damage to the wood can stand out more severely and it can be more difficult to hide.
Painting Wood Surfaces
The other option that you have when it comes to wood surfaces is to have them painted. There are lots of homes that won’t fit well with any color wood and they may choose to have these surfaces painted over. You have the option to choose any paint color that you want that will fit with the rest of the homes color scheme. It can also be a great way to lighten up a space that might feel dark with the natural wood. The other benefit is that you can hide issues with the wood as well as have a smooth and consistent end result. The issues can be if the wood is not prepped properly the paint can start to lift and peel.