Can maple wood be stained dark?
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Also asked, can you stain maple wood?
For those of you who don't know, maple is a tricky wood to stain. It tend to absorb stain unevenly which leads to a blotchy look. By pre-sealing the wood with shellac, you can even out the color absorption.
One may also ask, what wood stain is best dark? Choosing the Best Wood Type for Dark Stain
- Cherry. Cherry is quite dark on it's own.
- Red Oak. Red oak has a similar effect to cherry, in that the natural vibrance get's a little dulled by the stain.
- Hard Maple. We've found that Hard Maple is the best choice for optimizing the look of espresso stain.
Also question is, how do you stain dark wood?
All you need to do is fill your rag with stain and mop it on the surface to leave a noticeable wet layer. It doesn't need to be a lake, but you definitely need to have a little extra stain than you would normally wipe off. Leave that to penetrate for several minutes, and then wipe off the excess with a clean rag.
Can you stain maple to look like walnut?
You will not be happy with the result of staining maple to look like walnut. It will end up looking like it's been painted brown next to that beautiful walnut. Either glue up/save up for walnut or show the maple for what it is. The color will be spot on, its the grain that makes it still look like maple.