There are many reasons to stain wood. Staining can change the colour of wood, bring out a grain pattern or protect the wood from damage. You can apply outdoor wood stain to everything from decks to siding, shingles, fences, trim and more. It comes in water and oil based options. Outdoor stain can help extend the life of your exterior wood and give it a beautiful, customized look.
There are many wood stain colours to choose from. A dark wood stain can give wood a richer, darker colour. Clear stains allow the natural texture of the wood to show through. Stains also provide protection against the elements to extend the life of the wood. You can also opt for the finish you prefer, including solid, semi-transparent and glossy. Staining can dramatically and permanently change the wood's appearance, so it's always best to test a stain before applying it.