Is it possible to stain dark woods? Is it possible to stain dark woods?
In order to know if it is possible to stain dark woods, you first have to know the kind of wood it is. Some kinds of wood would soak up the stain, and some wouldn’t do a very good job. Stains don’t work like paint, they are actually somewhat transparent and work to let the grain of the wood show, not cover it all up like paint would do. In order to know what kind of results you would get if you try to stain dark wood, there are charts that you can find at the hardware store that will show you an approximate version of what happens when you use certain colors and kinds of stains on various types and colors of wood.