Some types of wood, like pine, cherry, birch and maple, are notoriously difficult to stain. A board that has a nice, attractive grain pattern can end up with dark, splotchy areas after you apply the stain. But there’s a simple way you can prevent most stain blotches.Click to see full answer. Just so, can cherry wood be stained dark? Cherry darkens over time The color change is so rapid at first that within hours, a partially covered board can develop a shadow line that can be hard to sand out. If you want to give cherry a dark color right away, don’t use oil stain. It colors cherry’s pores and makes it look unnatural.Similarly, does cherry wood change color? While many types of wood can darken over time, this process can be very distinct when dealing with cherry wood. It starts out a light golden/pink tone and darkens to a rich, reddish-brown color as it is exposed to light. You can accelerate the aging process by exposing the wood to as much natural light as possible. One may also ask, can you stain cherry wood GREY? For cherry that will be some tone of very thin blue. If you bleach first to get the wood as light as possible you will introduce some yellow into the color and will need to explore the violet shades. Make the stain very thin and apply slowly until you get gray. Then you can seal and tone to get an exact color match.What does raw cherry wood look like?When freshly planed, the heartwood is light pink and the sapwood is a light cream color. As the wood ages, it darkens and takes on warm orange-reddish brown tones with rich amber undertones. Once the raw wood is exposed, it begins to change color right away and the prominent pink hues are short lived.