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How to Choose Your Interior Wood Stain Color

In addition to a wide selection of interior colors, our replacement windows and patio doors are available in stainable pine, oak and maple finishes. This gives you the opportunity to fine tune your interior window finishes exactly the way you want. Here’s a quick guide on how to choose your interior wood stain color.

How to Choose Your Interior Wood Stain Color

Ask for Samples

Digital and print media don’t always give an accurate representation of wood stain colors, so the best way to choose a color is with your own eyes. With our three wood finishes multiplied by 20 to 30 different kinds of wood stains available on the market, you’re looking at close to a hundred different color variations.

Get as many wood and stain samples as you can, apply a small amount of stain to a six-inch area of the wood sample, and let it dry completely. Mark each sample with a pencil for later reference, and compare colors if you’re trying to match existing furniture or entry doors.

Research Ideas

Design websites, magazines, and contractor blogs (like the one you’re reading now) are good resources for ideas. Taking the time to look up design ideas can give you that burst of inspiration that you need. If you know someone who builds furniture, ask them for recommendations and existing samples. You can also ask them for recommendations on brands of wood stains to buy.

Work With Professionals

If you already have a specific design in mind but don’t have the time or resources to find it, our experts can help you. Our knowledgeable consultants can help you choose from three kinds of wood finishes and find the right kind of wood stains to match. Of course, they can also help you with choosing the right patio door design.

To learn more about our patio doors, replacement windows and entry doors, call Renewal by Andersen® of San Antonio today at (210) 888-9680. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, no obligation estimate. We are located in San Antonio and serve surrounding areas.


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