Last month, I was travelling for the first time to Quebec City. It was beautiful! I was inspired by the architecture and history of the city but was fascinated by the many colours I saw on doors and entrances.A front door says a lot about who we are and colours communicate our mood, emotions and personality. The psychology of colour helps us understand our colour choices for our front door. – Text Gwen Prince, General Paint

Paint vs. Stain

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The difference between paint and stain can be looked at in two ways: the look you want to achieve, and the product formulation. With a stained appearance, one is usually looking to obtain a certain colour of the substrate, while still seeing the texture of the material. For instance, if you stain wood, you still expect to see the grain or texture of the wood, while imparting a different colour or enriching the natural wood colour. With a painted look, the new surface completely hides the grain, and comes in a variety of sheen.

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