I realize that staining and finishing wood can get pretty complicated
when you consider all the choices out there, but I'm not finishing
antiques or anything very special. I just want something that looks
nice with typical durability.
So, for general purpose wood staining, is oil based stain considered
better quality than latex? If not, why is oil still around being that
latex dries more quickly and makes for a much easier clean up?
Same question again for polyurethane finish (to go over stain)...
PS: I've seen some older posts regarding this issue, but I wanted to
see if there was any new perspective in the last 2 or 3 years.