When refinishing cabinets, tables, woodwork, floors, stairs and railings, and other wood furniture, you need the right stain or coating to complement your design style. The specialists at Village Paint & Design will explain the differences between Benjamin Moore stains and finishes so you can make the best choice to complement your décor.
Clear finishes protect the wood, while allowing the true nature and color of the wood grain and texture to shine through.
Water-based stains come in a variety of wood-based colors and penetrate deeply to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain. These stains work well when you have different types of wood in your home, but would like them to have a similar shade and appearance. General Finishes offers stains that spread and blend easily. In addition, little nicks or dings to the finish can be quickly repaired.
Water-based dye stains change the color of the wood and are often used to create a unifying design theme or provide a unique weathered or antiqued finish. General Finishes offers dye stains in a plethora of color options.
Oil-based gel stains are thick and don’t penetrate as deeply into the wood as water-based stains. This ensures the deepest, richest, and most natural true wood color. Oil-based wipe-on stains are easy-to-use and provide great results. General Finishes offers gel, wipe-on, and clear oil-based stains so you can choose the type of finish and application you prefer.
General Finishes also provides a pre-stain conditioner to prevent blotching on woods that are difficult to work with such as maple, pine, and cherry.
In addition to General Finishes, Village Paint & Design offers stains and clear finishes from Deft, Lenmar, Old Masters, and Zar.
Not sure what you need? Come to any of our Milwaukee area locations and our staff will provide guidance for the best stain color selection and finish for your project. We can also assist you with supplies and proper application techniques to enhance the natural splendor of the wood.