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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Stain And Finish Options

February 24th, 2016

A “built-in” look to your wine cellar is definitely a life-goal if you’re a true-blue wine cellar enthusiast. After all, who wouldn’t want to have their wine cellar looks like it’s part and parcel of the home – like it really belongs there from the very start. Then again, there are also those who’d want their wine racks to stand out by coming in contrast with other components of the wine room. Whatever floats your boat, the variety of choices you can get with these stains and finishes can help you achieve the results you want.

Stained wine racks really stand out!

Get the look you want!

Custom stains and finishes is possibly the best and most practical way you can “style” your wine racks and achieve the ambiance that you want for your wine cellar project. By dressing your racks up with these custom stains and finishes, you can either match them with the room’s existing decor or set them apart to become the focal point thereof.

Basically, stain is a semi-transparent coverage available for all WCI wood products. Wood is a natural product, so when stained, all grain patterns in the wood will still be apparent. By staining or putting finishes on your wine racks, what you’re essentially doing is accentuating the color variations of the wood, especially the grain patterns. So, for example, if you want the “rustic” vibe from your Rustic Pine wine racks to really come through, staining them even with soft shades like a Light Danish or the tad richer Classic Mahogany stain will enhance those structurally sound knots even more. Or, if you want to go for a contemporary charm, jet-black stains like Midnight Black Stain will most definitely do the trick. In most cases, adding a stain to a wood will enhance the natural colors of the wood, or the grain patterns. Note that this is not a defect in the wood, but an attribute enhanced through the staining process.

Elegance with a capital "E."

The same goes for custom finishes. If, for example, you’d want to make your racks achieve a timeworn appearance, A Dusty Weathered Finish will do the job nicely. If you want something really unique, then the “distressed” look with the Distressed Finish is the way to go. Still, you might be one of those who is obsessed with an all-white or almost all-white profile for your wine room. Try the Whitewash Finish which is one of the newer selections and gives a whitish cast to the wood. Whitewash is a versatile finish that complements the clean, open themes of modern décor as well as the seaside appeal of old New England.

Lacquered wine racks

It’s worthy to note that presently, WCI offers “blended stain” selections as well! “Blended stains” is where we offer a 90/10, 80/20, 70/30, 60/40 or 50/50 ratio of our stock stains. So if you’d want Dark Walnut, for example, you can have it in the previously quoted ratios, depending on how much lighter or darker you’d want the hues on your racks.

View all our wood and stain options with our Interactive Swatch Viewer and browse our Stain and Finish Review for full deets and rock the style you want. ^_^


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