|Forum topic by Lbum||posted 12-28-2011 06:35 PM||590 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-28-2011 06:35 PM
I’m working on making a waterstone holder/jig and would like to stain it. I bought some Minwax Wood Finish stain but noticed it says “Interior use Only.” Now I’m wondering if I should use it, as the stone holder will see a lot of water during use (well, maybe not a lot, but it will get wet.) I intend to finish the wood with a very waterproof finish after the stain, but was still wondering if I should perhaps use another type of stain. I do want the wood grain to still show, so an opaque (paint-like) stain is not an option. . .
Is the main reason to use an exterior stain versus an interior stain to eliminate the finish coating step (because the exterior stain already has a sealer)? Since I’m hoping to completely seal the wood from water penetration anyway, does it matter what type of stain I use?