6 Tips to help you varnish or stain your wood project like a pro

Stains and varnishes help bring out the natural beauty of wood while protecting it from the sun and moisture. They are also among the simplest to prepare and apply among wood coatings, so even beginners can use them with ease. And while it really doesn’t take much to improve your wood projects by staining or varnishing them, these tips will help you achieve the best results:

#1. Match stain and surface
If you’re working with rough surfaces such as shingles and rough-sawn wood, it’s best to use oil stains.