The Teak Wood Stain is one of those wood stains that is loved by some and hated by others. Used on the wrong wood surface, it can create a reddish finish that can be unattractive. Used on yellow or bright coloured wood floors, it will create a cool finish, somewhere between light walnut and mahogany wood stain. A very easy to use wood stain that provides quick results. You can seal it with a semi gloss finish to make it look the best.
Teak Wood Stain - Where to apply
This stain is highly recommended for staining old pine floorboards and old staircases. The Teak Wood Stain will offer a compromise between some stains that are too dark and other wood stains that are too bright or reddish. It can be used to stain furniture, wood floors, sculptures, doors & frames, banisters, worktops, etc. It is very important to make sure that the surface is dry, dust free and sealant free. The wood stain has to penetrate the wood to stain it. Any sealant or sealant residue, will stop it from penetrating and it will just create patches all over the surface.
Teak Wood Stain - How to apply it
If you are planning to stain old floorboards or old furniture, you will need to sand it well with fine sandpaper until the surface is sealant free. You can apply the wood stain with a dry cloth when staining small surfaces or you can use a low speed floor buffer and a white pad to stain large wood floors. Wear a pair of gloves to avoid staining your skin and do not touch any other surfaces that are not supposed to be stained.
Soak the cloth in the stain and apply it to the wood. Go along the fibre of the wood. Apply the same pressure on the cloth for the whole surface. If some areas look darker/brighter than others, you will need to go over one more time until the surface evens up. In most cases, 1 coat of wood stain is more than enough but two coats are possible. The wood stain is just a colour and it will not protect the wood surface against traffic or spillages. You will need to seal it with a two pack water based floor lacquer or a solvent based floor lacquer.
Teak Wood Stain - Coverage area
The manufacturers recommended coverage area is around 20-30 sq meters per 1L. The actual coverage area will vary from surface to surface. If the wood stain is applied with a floor buffer, you are likely to achieve over 50 sq meter per 1L. When done manually, the coverage area will drop to well under 30 sq meters. Always order more stain than needed just in case.