Colour too dark (for exterior stains)

 

Colour too dark (for exterior stains)

Causes

  1. Porous or absorbing wood. Each wood species absorbs stain differently.
  2. Water-based stain which dried too rapidly.
  3. Poor selection of tools.
  4. Application temperature.

Solutions

  1. Run a complete application test on a piece of wood identical to the one used for your project. If results are satisfactory, apply the solution on all the surfaces. Otherwise, choose another colour or mix other colours.
  2. Choose appropriate tools.
  3. Apply stain at the recommended temperature.