Does these wood stains need a primer?
No primer is needed for most wood, although Auro 117 primer is recommended for difficult woods (Oak, Red Oak, Ash, Cherry, Chestnut, Nut, Larch, Bamboo, Framiré, Red Cedar, Red Meranti, Almendrillo (Cumaru), Jatoba (Paquio), OSB, Cork and MDF)
The Benefits of Natural Wood Stains
Why Choose Natural Wood Stains?
Natural Wood Stains are Environmentally Friendly
One of the key benefits of natural wood stains is their eco-friendly nature. Auro 160, for example, is composed of natural, renewable ingredients, such as linseed oil, and plant-based pigments. These materials are biodegradable and have a low environmental impact, making them a more sustainable option than conventional wood stains.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Conventional wood stains often emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can negatively affect indoor air quality and cause respiratory issues or allergic reactions. Natural wood stains like Auro 160 have significantly lower VOC content, reducing the risk of adverse health effects and providing a safer, healthier environment for you and your family.
Non-Toxic and Safe
Natural wood stains are free from harmful chemicals, such as heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. This makes them a safer option for use in homes, particularly in spaces frequented by children or pets. Additionally, Auro 160 is water-based, which eliminates the need for harsh chemical solvents.
Enhanced Wood Grain and Aesthetics
Natural wood stains, like Auro 160, beautifully enhance the wood grain and provide a rich, vibrant colour. The plant-based pigments used in these stains deliver a stunning finish while allowing the natural beauty of the wood to shine through. Auro 160 is available in a wide range of colours, providing numerous options to suit your design preferences.
Easy Application and Cleanup
Auro 160's water-based formula makes it easy to apply and clean up. With a smooth, even consistency, the stain can be effortlessly applied using a brush, roller, or spray gun. Additionally, cleanup is a breeze, requiring only soap and water to remove any excess stain from your tools and surfaces. We advise using the Auro plant soap to clean the brushes, or for stubborn brushes the Auro 191 Natural Thinners
Why Auro 160 Stands Out
Auro 160 is a prime example of a high-quality natural wood stain that offers numerous advantages over conventional wood stains. In addition to its eco-friendly composition and low VOC content, Auro 160 provides exceptional durability and protection for your wood surfaces. Its unique formula penetrates the wood, ensuring a long-lasting finish that resists fading, chipping, and wear.
Moreover, Auro 160 is versatile, making it suitable for various applications, including furniture, cabinetry, flooring, and exterior wood surfaces. With its ease of application and stunning results, Auro 160 has quickly become a top choice for those looking to make a sustainable, health-conscious choice in wood staining.
Choosing a natural wood stain like Auro 160 is a smart decision for both the environment and your health. With its eco-friendly composition, low VOC emissions, and non-toxic ingredients, Auro 160 offers a safer and more sustainable alternative to conventional wood stains. Its superior performance, ease of application, and ability to beautifully enhance the natural beauty of wood make it the ideal choice for anyone looking to make a positive impact on the planet while achieving a stunning wood finish. Give Auro 160 a try, and experience the difference for yourself.
Preparing Wood for Stain – Using Natural & Eco Friendly Wood Stains
When properly taken care of, wood is a beautiful addition to any home that can last a lifetime. Before you begin a wood finishing project, you’ll want to know the basics to ensure you get the most professional looking results possible. The key to any good wood finishing job is sanding. Sand, sand, sand. A thorough sanding will raise the quality of your results exponentially.
Choose a medium grade sandpaper to begin, and as the wood begins to smooth out, gradually switch to finer and finer grades of sandpaper.
Sand with the grain for best results. Keep an eye on any joints in the wood that may have dried glue stuck in them. Dried glue can interfere with your staining process down the road, so take care of it now with a good sanding. If spots where the wood was cut against the grain (end-grains) are exposed, they are likely to soak up more stain than areas that have been cut with the grain, so pay special attention to those end-grains and sand them down smooth. If they’ve been sanded properly, you should be able to control the absorption of stain much better.
Sometimes you’ll come across more difficult sanding jobs such as the spindles on chairs. In these scenarios, you can wrap your sandpaper around the spindle and pull it back and forth as though you were flossing. Once you’re done sanding, remove all sanding dust. You can use a vacuum, paintbrush or dry cloth to make sure all of it is gone. To test for smoothness, run a dry sock across—if it snags, you’ve more sanding to do.
Now you’re ready for staining!
Choose a natural wood stain and make sure you’re familiar with the application directions. Stains come in a variety of colours and opacities, so always test the stain on a hidden area of your wood before applying it to the entire project.
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