Wood stains are decorative and protective coatings for interior and exterior smooth planed and rough sawn woodwork/joinery.
Currently, there are water based and solvent based versions of wood stain offering translucent and opaque finishes with wide selections of natural wood and solid colours.
Wood stains are usable on hardwoods and softwoods and are generally weather resistant, water repellent, microporous – (allowing timber to breathe) and their finishes are not prone to flaking, peeling and cracking.
Wood stain systems correctly applied to manufacturers' instructions give favourable maintenance cycles of around 4 to 5 years, requiring only one top coat over suitably cleaned surfaces.
Available brands from Rabart include: