How to Choose Wood Stain for Cabinets, Decks, Floors, Stair Rails & More in Shelter Island, NY

Your home is a place that you want to reflect who you are and your own personal style. This is accomplished in several ways. One is that you use décor in the home to show off the colors and what type of art and décor catch your eye. The other way is the layout of the house. What kind of couches do you have? What style tables did you pick out? Lastly the color that you choose for your walls and other parts of the home can really help to set the tone. Not everything in your home has to be painted a color but you can choose to use stains too. Using stain as opposed to paint is a great way to add style and uniqueness to your home.

L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc Lists Areas of Your Home You Can Have Stained Instead of Painted

Staining Stairs & Railings: One of the areas that you can use stain to make a big impact is the stairs. There are two parts to the stairs that can actually be stained. The steps (stair treads) and risers are usually covered with carpet but they don’t have to be. They can be bare wood that you can then stain a color that best suits the look you are going for. The other area of the stairs that you can focus on is the stair rails as well. The rails are often made of wood and that is a perfect way to show off some stain and highlight the beauty of the wood. The rails and stairs do not have to have the same color of stain which is why you can make a fun impact on this area of your house.
Stain Your Deck: Do you have a deck outside your house? The deck is a great place to step outside your house when the weather is nice and enjoy some time outdoors. The deck is an extension of your home and can be a perfect place to enjoy a meal or some relaxation. When you have a wood deck, one of the best ways to finish it is to have it stained. The wood that is used on a deck is often a nice piece that has character and using stain will bring it out. Choose a stain that will go well with the rest of the exterior of your home.
Stain for Cedar & Wood Siding: There are some homes that use siding in different ways. One is inside the home on the walls to make a statement. That siding can be stained as an accent color inside the house. The outside of the house can have siding on it that can also be stained. When you have stain on the outside of the house you want to make sure that you also have it sealed. That way the weather will have less of an impact on the wood itself.

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When choosing a stain color, it’s best to brush a sample of the chosen color on the surface to which it will be applied. Remember that colors change as they dry. Therefore you should ait until the sample is completely dry and top coated before you make your final color decision .L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc can come out and paint or stain the wood and many other surfaces around your home. Call our office to meet with one of our expert consultants today.

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