> I wish to stain the wooden trim and sides but paint
> the letters. It is a very light wood and I want it
> to stay a light shade like a golden color and use
> acrylic primary colors to paint the lettering.
> If I use a lemon oil or linseed can I paint over them?
You can paint over stains and oils, but your paint won't adhere quite as good as raw wood. After the stain application (and drying) rough/clean the surface lightly with a medium grit sandpapaer for better paint adhesion.