What type of wood stain do I need?

The type of wood stain largely depends on the type of project and the type of finish required. For example, there are a huge range of stain colours, many that are 'wood tone' colours and others that are the primary colours. Wood stains are divided into those that require a top coat of varnish, oil or wax to seal in the colour, and those that are an all-in-one stain and sealer such as coloured waxes, varnishes and oils.