Stain is a type of The surface painted appearance of a cabinet, usually indicating its glossiness or reflectiveness. They range from most shiny to flat: Glossy... More that is applied to wood to enhance its appearance but keep the natural texture of the wood visible. Stain can either change the color, like a redwood stain or protect the layer with a clear coating.
Stains and paints are similar, but the difference is that paint is meant to cover a surface with a flat color while stain adds color or coating without removing the visible This refers to the lines found in wood that form its signature texture. That texture is created from the cutting process in making wood plan... More of the wood. Various types of woods affect how well a stain will absorb into the surface. Stains can be oil or water-based. The advantage of oil-based stain is that the coats look more even and the stain will last longer, although it takes longer to dry during the process. Water-based stain dries quickly and can patch quickly, but needs more coats for an even look on the wood.