Can PINE be stained dark?
Similarly, it is asked, what stain looks best on Pine?
Whitewash pickling stain tints pine furniture white while allowing the natural grain to show through the stain. Ideally suited to pine woods, whitewash stain tones down the yellow associated with pine furniture with a lighter, brighter hue.
Secondly, can you stain 2x4? For the most part 2x4's are a mixture of spruce, pine and fir. All of these woods are prone to go blotchy when you stain it so a wood conditioner is good to use. A wood conditioner is a sealer that helps the wood stain more uniform. Really cleared up the wood, and for a cheap 2x4, the grain is quite nice.
In respect to this, can you put a dark stain over a light stain?
Most stains are made to allow the natural grain of the wood to show through. Because of this, you can't get a lighter color by applying a light stain over a dark stain. You can remove the original stain with a chemical stripper or by sanding it away.
Does pine take stain well?
Pine is hard to stain for a couple of reasons. First, its grain is unevenly dense. Typical wood stains cause grain reversal because they color only the porous earlywood; they can't penetrate the dense latewood. In a nutshell, the conditioner partially seals the wood's surface to control blotching.