Sealing MDF before Painting–How to Seal MDF

MDF, or medium-density fiberboard, is an inexpensive and highly versatile wood composite used in shelving, furniture, molding, cabinetry, and other applications in the building industry.  It is easy to work with but highly susceptible to moisture due to its porosity.  Painting is one of the most preferred ways to treat MDF when using it for … Read more

Staining Oak: How To Stain Oak Wood

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your oak wood furniture or flooring? On the one hand, you appreciate the natural beauty and durability of the wood. On the other hand, you can’t help but feel like something is missing.  Staining oak wood might be the solution you need. Not only does it give your … Read more

Two-tone Wood Stain Techniques

One of the best ways to add character and depth to your woodworking projects is using two-tone wood stain techniques.  These techniques involve applying different stain colors to the wood surface, creating a unique and decorative effect. They involve combining two different stain colors on the same wood surface to create more texture and vibrancy. … Read more

Is wood filler stainable? Solved

Wood filler is a versatile material traditionally used to repair and prepare wood for staining or painting. Is wood filler stainable? Yes, it is. However, not all fillers are suitable for staining. This comprehensive guide explores the world of stainable wood fillers and provides a step-by-step process on how to stain wood fillers. From latex-based … Read more

After Staining Wood Do You Have To Seal It?

After staining wood do you have to seal it? This is a question that many woodworkers and DIYers have asked themselves at some point. Staining wood can enhance its natural beauty and bring out its unique grain pattern, but it doesn’t do much to protect the wood from the elements.  So, do you have to … Read more