Dark Oak & Light Oak Wood Stains

Our different types of Oak Wood Stain

Our Wood Stains can be used on all different types of wood to stain them any colour. In this article we will look at our range of Oak Wood Stains and how you can use them to stain any wood to look like oak.

You could also use our Oak Wood Stain to stain oak; to enhance the colour of the wood.

When using a paint to colour wood, you risk hiding the natural grain. Whereas a wood stain is designed to completely soak into the wood,  stain it to your chosen colour and bring out the beauty of the natural grain in the timber.

Our Wood Stain is available in 9 different colours, including a Light Oak Wood Stain (we call it Natural Oak) and a Dark Oak Wood Stain; the two Oak Wood Stain colours we’ll be using in this blog post.

Like all the colours available, both of our  Oak Wood Stains are highly concentrated and effectively colour wood in one simple application.

Applying Light Oak Wood Stain

Light oak woods typically have a honey-coloured hue which can be enhanced and duplicated by using our Natural Oak Wood Stain.

In the following video we show you how to use our Natural Oak Wood Stain to enhance the colour of a wooden chair. The same process can be used on any type of wood and on indoor and outdoor wood.

The Natural Oak Wood Stain absorbs into the wood giving it a strong and vibrant colour. As the Wood Stain dries, the true colour and natural grain will shine through.

The beauty of our Wood Stains is that they are water-based so, the Natural Oak can be diluted with water to create a lighter shade if desired.

Applying Dark Oak Wood Stain

Dark oaks woods tend to have a brown and red-ish hue which can be enhanced and duplicated by our Dark Oak Wood Stain.

In the following video we show you how to use our Dark Oak Wood Stain to change the colour of a wooden chair. Again, the same process can be used on any type of wood and on indoor and outdoor wood.

The longer you leave the stain to soak in before wiping any excess, the darker the colour will be.

Multiple coats can also be applied to achieve a darker colour.

Applying Medium Oak Wood Stain

A Medium Oak Wood Stain is known to have a lighter natural brown undertone to it. Although we don’t have a Medium Oak Wood Stain in our range, we would recommend our Natural Oak Wood Stain as a great alternative.

As previously mentioned, our Wood Stains are water-based so can be diluted to achieve a lighter shade, or you can mix our Natural Oak and Dark Oak Wood Stains together until you achieve the colour you desire.

Test the Oak Wood Stain First

We would always recommend that you test the different shades of Oak Wood Stain on a small area of the wood, before staining the entire piece. For this, our Wood Stains are available in small 15ml tester pots so you can make sure you are happy before purchasing larger sizes.

About our Wood Stain.

As well as providing a beautiful colour to the wood, our Wood Stain is designed to protect the surface from the elements, preserve its natural appearance and expand its lifespan. 

It is specially formulated to evenly stain wood and dries to a natural matt finish in only 10 minutes.

After staining wood, you should finish the job by sealing the stain in with one of our Wood Waxes, Wood Varnishes or Wood Oils. These will enhance the colour of the stain further, provide additional protection and can be used to alter the finish to either satin or gloss.

If you have any questions regarding staining wood or about our products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Dark Oak Wood Stain Examples

This table has been stained using our Dark Oak wood stain.

 

Table Stained Dark Oak

Light Oak Wood Stain Examples

This side table has been stained using our Natural Oak Wood Stain and then finished with our Extra Touch Interior Wood Varnish.

Light Oak Wood Stain Example

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