Staining Wood projects
Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish
Give your woodwork a smooth, satiny finish every time with this simple three-day process. You don't need expensive tools or special…
How to Apply Polyurethane
Getting a smooth, blemish-free finish with oil-based polyurethane is within your grasp if you follow the steps in this article. Oil-based…
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How to Remove Stains In Wood Furniture
A wet glass on fine furniture can create a white ring that no amount of cleaning erases. Before you resort to paint stripper, try rubbing it…
How to Stain Wood Evenly Without Getting Blotches and Dark Spots
Woods like cherry, pine and birch can become blotchy and unattractive when stained, unless you use a sealer before staining. For the best…
How to Stain Furniture
Learn how to stain and finish unfinished furniture. With the techniques shown here you can make even wild color combinations look professionally…
Spray Finishing on Wood
Aerosol cans of shellac, lacquer and polyurethane allow you to quickly apply a finish on small or complex projects that's free of brush marks.…
Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?
Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can stain treated wood, you…
The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top
Finishing a tabletop is tricky. On a big table especially, coating the entire surface before the finish becomes too sticky is the ultimate test…
Polyurethane Finish: Good vs. Bad
Water or oil-based polyurethane that's been sitting on a shelf and has skinned over can often still be used for natural finishes, as long as…
Wood Finishing Tips
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