While wood stains add color and bring out the beauty of the wood, clear finishes protect the wood and enhance its beauty.

It is important that you protect the wood with a clear finish, such as polyurethane. Lakewood Painting can paint in any finish type you prefer and specializes in using low VOC, low odor finishes. Clear finishes will protect your project against damage from water, household chemicals, and everyday wear.

There are three major types of stains for interior wood:

  • Water-based stains
  • Oil-based stains
  • Gel stains

Each different interior wood stain type has its pros and cons and should be used in the right places. Oil stains take longer to dry but are better for trim, while water stains are faster but are difficult to use for large projects. Gel stains work best for areas with difficult surfaces. Give us a call and we can help.