Pine wood has a natural yellow undertone, but a whitewash will even out the warmth with a nice crisp, yet airy white wood look.
A white wax true purpose is to be applied over a painted surface to seal and give it a milky, vintage look. However, I find it perfect for a whitewashed wood look.
– Low odor and VOC’s, especially when compared to commercial stain products. – Thick, easy to apply and doesn’t drip and leave a huge mess.
The gel stain, much like the white wax is thick and doesn’t drip all over the place. I can really rub and work it into the wood to get a controlled coverage.
You want to opt for a stain when you need a more durable sealant, one that will hold up to temperature, friction and moisture.