I’m starting a new series today based on the results of an Instagram survey which said you were interested in basic home and DIY tutorials! She Knows will be all about the how-to’s of home DIY to help the everyday gal create the home of her dreams! Most of what I know came from jumping in and just doing it…insert Nike emoji here…So I want to share my knowledge with you guys and give you the courage to jump in! Come join me on this DIY adventure! Today’s topic HOW TO STAIN WOOD.
HOW TO STAIN WOOD
Staining wood is such an easy and fun way to not only give your project a new look, but it also helps protect the wood from weathering. There are many projects around your home that you could use this task for. I create picture frames and stain the frame, our deck reno required a deck stain. You could stain furniture or even cabinets or trim. The
world wood is your oyster.
Supplies Needed to Stain Wood
– wood stain in your desired color
– cloth or rag
– rubber gloves (trust me this is a must)
– drop cloth
– screwdriver or can opener
When staining wood, I prefer to use a rag over a brush or roller. Except for that one time, we stained our deck, deck stain is a whole other animal. Wood stain is normally an oil based product, so it’s super runny. Just dip your rag into the stain and wipe it onto the wood. Make sure to wipe in the direction of the wood grain. Then, using a second rag, wipe it off.
Don’t forget your protective wear. Rubber gloves are a must because yall that stain is some serious stuff! You don’t want it ruining a manicure or looking like a bad spray tan job. I normally use a drop cloth as well to prevent spills on my floor.
Wood stain usually dries fast. And guys it’s the easiest DIY project you will ever do! Just check out this video below. Follow me over on IGTV to see even more SHE KNOWS projects just like how to stain wood. If you never knew how to stain wood, well now you know!!
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