Softwoods are often light in colour and respond well to many different types of finishes such as varnish, oil and paint. 

Softwoods are generally less dense and less durable than hardwoods. They are more readily available but prone to scratches, dents, and wear and tear, which makes them better suited for low-traffic areas like ceilings, walls, and fences.

However, softwoods have some advantages over hardwoods as well. They are more flexible, lightweight and easier to work with, making them a popular choice for construction and carpentry. They also have a higher moisture content, which makes them less prone to cracking or splitting in dry climates and are generally more affordable.

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