Q: What are decorative stains?
A: Decorative stains can be used on many surfaces such as wood, plaster and cement, vertical or horizontal, interior or exterior and can be opaque, semi-transparent or
transparent. They can be used to enhance the existing surface creating the look and feel of something old and worn or can be used in rich, deep tones and vibrant colors. They are usually penetrating and are used over unfinished, unsealed raw surfaces. The different types of stains can vary from dyes, pigmented, acetone based, acrylic or water-based, or reactive stains commonly known as acid stains.