Is it paint or stain?

Anonymous asked 10 years ago

I have some scratches on interior doors that I would like to touch up. How do I tell if the surface has been painted or stained?

1 Answers
MagicDave answered.

Stain will allow the subsurface (if wood) GRAIN to SHOW THRU a bit, since Stain is ABSORBED into the surface… unlike Paint which lays a FILM Coating over the surface, thereby blocking any subsurface Grain or features…