Can wood be stained? Monica P. February 25, 2020 19:05 Updated Yes, water or oil-based stains are fine and must be dry to manufacturers' specifications. Related articles How to achieve a satin finish? How to remove drips from the underside? Why does my coated surface have hard crystal like pebbles in it? What is the heat rating on your Epoxies? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.