Stain: how to use it to create cool effects

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 13, 2022
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A stain is a change of color from the surface or material it’s on. You have accidental stains on surfaces, like a spill of coffee, and intentional stains like the staining of wood, rust staining, or even stained glass.

There are many different types of stains, but they all have one thing in common: they cause a change in the appearance of the material they are found on. Some stains can be removed with cleaning products and some will never come out. It all depends on the type of stain and the material it is found on.

Stain can also refer to the substance used to create a stained effect on wood, also known as pickling paint.

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