Stain Colours

At Mennonite Furniture we offer a wide selection of Stain Colours.

Much of our furniture is displayed unfinished so you can pick the colour of your choice, We also have many sample tables to give you a better example of how these tables look when finished

For your convenience we have on display the most popular available colours applied to different types of wood so you can see the way it looks.

Come and visit our showroom and one of our associates will be more than happy to show you all the available options.

If you are looking to find a match with the rest of your furniture, you can also bring in a piece with the colour you want and we can colour match it for you

What is wood stain ?

A wood stain consists of a colorant suspended or dissolved in an agent or solvent. The suspension agent can be water, alcohol, petroleum distillate, or the actual finishing agent (shellac, lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, etc.). Colored or 'stained' finishes, like polyurethane, do not penetrate the pores of the wood to any significant degree and will disappear when the finish itself deteriorates or is removed intentionally. Pigments and dyes are largely used as colorants. The difference between the two is in the size of the particles. Dyes are microscopic crystals that dissolve in the vehicle and pigments are suspended in the vehicle and are much larger. Dyes will color very fine grained wood, like cherry or maple, which pigments will not. Those fine-grained woods have pores too small for pigments to attach themselves to. Pigments contain a binder to help attach themselves to the wood. The type of stain will either accentuate or obscure the wood grain. Most commercial stains contain both dye and pigment and the degree to which they stain the appropriate wood is mostly dependent on the length of time they are left on the wood. Pigments, regardless of the suspension agent, will not give much color to very dense woods but will deeply color woods with large pores (e.g. pine). Dyes are translucent and pigments are opaque.