Back when I first started woodworking, I labored under several misconceptions. Sure, I could glue end grain to end grain. Every project needed tons of nails. And, most importantly, every single project had to be stained.
Yup. It was some kind of unwritten code that I couldn’t shake. I would go to the home center, pick up a can of stain and apply it to the project. It didn’t matter what I was building, stain was an important part. Kind of like putting icing on top of a cake.
Since then, I have discovered that no – I don’t have to apply it on every project, but I still do have the occasional use for it. Today, tell us what you think about pigmented stain and how you use it.