Okay, I'm finally gonna jump into my 46 gal bf DIY hood this coming weekend. I've got a design drawn up, so I've got an excuse to go out and buy a new tool or two
One of my last decisions is whether to paint or to stain. I've got the black AGA bowfront stand. The one with the vertical (pine?) wood slats running up and down along the front. Looking at my current smaller, DIY hood, the flat black paint matches okay. But, the stand appears to me like it is stained. So, I'm considering staining the hood as well.
Any pros/cons with stain versus paint? Does stain have any water proofing characteristics, as I would guess that the primer would? Or is it definitely safer to stick with primer/paint?