Staining

Staining occurs when color is applied to a substrate. Wood stain consists of colourants dissolved and/or suspended in a ‘vehicle’ or solvent.

How Staining Occurs​​

There are many types of stains.  Any porous surface or substrate can be penetrated with a stain.  Wood, Concrete or any porous substrate can be stained.

We install several types of stains. ​

Oil Stain
Water-based Stain
Get Stain
Lacquer Stain
Dye Stain
Avid Stain

What to do with Staining

Test any stain, before applying pick a small amount to ensure that the color of the stain in combination with the natural color of the wood produces the color of the wood you will want. If you want to ensure a darker, richer tone and color - try putting in a second coating of the same color to ensure that richer texture.

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Prestained Wood

Prestaining is simply staining the wood before installation.

Reasons:

  • It may be a good idea to stain all sides of the wood prior to install
  • The wood can be stained indoors in environmentally acceptable conditions and cured before being installed in below freezing temperatures.
  • Greater Color Control
  • Even application of material. Most of the time, the material will be flood coated on sliding and it will be applied evenly.
  • Increase installation timeframe

Problem with Prestaining

  • Color generally is difficult to select without understanding all the other elements on the building
  • Batch consistency is a large problem for paint suppliers. Every Board will have to be an exact match or you will then be repainting the entire area again.
  • Decision on Color – It is very difficult to visualize a color prior to seeing the building. Only a professional designer or Architect has the ability to see the color prior to installation or construction.

Moorhouse Coating has proven systems and results for setting the standard for wood finishing. We have a vast amount of experience that gives us a competitive advantage over others in the field.

Interior Stain

Protect and enhance interior wood trim, doors, cabinetry and floors with professional wood staining and finishes. We offer Commercial and Residential staining solutions.

Our Interior Staining process includes:

  • Sanding Sealers
  • Stains
  • Graining
  • Color Matching
  • Dying
  • Color Correction
  • Bleaching
  • Brightening

Our staining systems have:

  • Large Surface Uniformity
  • Consistency
  • Allow on Site Application across environmental changes in temperature and humidity
  • Control Color across many wood substrates
  • Fast Drying
  • Unbeatable Color Selections
  • Enhance and highlight the natural beauty of the wood

 

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We generally recommend the use of Conditioners to treat the wood prior to staining. Most conditioners will provide a surface that will uniformly accept stains.

For years lacquer finishes have dominated the interior wood finishes and just within the last 3 years, Waterborne Lacquers are now available.

Clear Top Coats include:

  • Wood Varnishing
  • Oil-based Varnishes
  • Polyurethanes
  • Urethanes
  • Oils
  • Natural Waxes

 

Concrete Stain

Applying a coat of acid or water based stain will add color to new concrete or take care of any discoloration that has occured to an existing surface. Discoloration of concrete driveways can be due to a number of causes including improper color application, weathering, sun exposure, and absorption of stubborn grease and oil stains

  • Solid-Color Stain: The best option for a dramatic change in the color of your concrete is a water based stain that will penetrate into the concrete rather forming a surface film. Once cured this stain will provide a natural colored concrete look. The concrete will need to be free of all other sealers and coatings prior to application in order for the stain to penetrate properly. No additional sealer is required for this process, but can be used if desired.
  • Transparent/ Semi-Transparent Stain: This is the best option for a subtle change in color. As with the solid color stain, the concrete will need to be free of all other coatings to allow it to penetrate the concrete. A sealer is typically used to lock in the color. Translucent Stain offers a natural look which will highlight the natural variations in concrete. This can be used in multiple color combinations to achieve a unique multi-toned appearance.

Our staining systems have:

  • Large Surface Uniformity
  • Consistency
  • Allow on Site Application across environmental changes in temperature and humidity
  • Control Color across many wood substrates
  • Fast Drying
  • Unbeatable Color Selections
  • Enhance and highlight the natural beauty of the wood

 

We generally recommend the use of Conditioners to treat the wood prior to staining. Most conditioners will provide a surface that will uniformly accept stains.

For years lacquer finishes have dominated the interior wood finishes and just within the last 3 years, Waterborne Lacquers are now available.

Clear Top Coats include:

  • Wood Varnishing
  • Oil-based Varnishes
  • Polyurethanes
  • Urethanes
  • Oils
  • Natural Waxes

 

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