Stain - I use General Finishes Water Based Dye Stains. Please view the collection by visiting their website (link below). I am not affiliated with them, but I switched to their products during my first pregnancy. I can always send you a photo sample as well, just ask. My go-to colors are Dark Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Empire Red and Blue, but they offer a wider selection that I'm happy to accommodate if requested.
After you click the link below, you will need to choose "colors" from the menu bar at top, then open the + Dye Stains.
Paint - You can give me a general idea of the color (with photos) or you can simply pick one from any common paint supply store and I'll match it.
This is the part that is really useful - you can take a look at your jewelry collection (or whatever else your storage or display needs are) and let me know generally or specifically what you need the design to be able to handle. Most of my displays are created with a mixed capacity in mind (all kinds of jewelry). However, some customers have more specific needs, so for example, some customers request a necklace-only design.
Most of my listings will specifically address wait time. If anything is unclear, please ask me by sending a message via this contact page or via me Etsy shop.
I currently use two small D-Rings on the backs of all of my wall-hanging works. I install them at the far edges of the piece to make it easier to reach when hanging and I install them with an outward angle so that when you hang it over the flat head nails, the piece is stable and non-shifting.
I use durable shipping boxes. The displays are wrapped in bubble wrap and then covered with biodegradable peanuts made of corn starch that are 100% dissolvable in water. Inside your shipment you will receive a letter with mounting instructions and nails attached and a tape template that is attached to the back of your piece for easy hanging.
At this time, my favorite choice for wood is 1/2" birch plywood. It is not only gorgeous as far as color and grain, but it comes in 4'x8' sheets that can accommodate my larger designs. It is also very durable so that when I ship to distant locations, I have the peace of mind that it will arrive safely. In short, it's beautiful, durable and a sustainable/eco-friendly choice..