Paint is an incredibly versatile design tool with dozens of applications and infinite color possibilities. Unfortunately, in the high-humidity environment of the bathroom, paint and wood simply don’t mix. In times of high humidity, such as during a shower, wood will expand. Then, when the humidity drops back down, the wood will contract. When this happens on wood that’s been painted, the paint will peel and crack. It’s not meant to be subjected to those types of atmospheric changes. In a matter of days, your new bathroom look could be completely ruined.
Unlike paint, which sits on top of your wood items, stains are absorbed into the wood. As the wood expands or contracts, the stain works along with it. It’s become part of the wood and, therefore, is the optimal choice for any wooden items that are going in your bathroom. And as wood stains now come in a wider variety of colors than ever before, you can create almost any kind of new design for your pieces.