finishing

Wood Finishing – How to Stain Wood

So you’ve decided to stain your finished project. But how? It’s simple, my friend. Stain is one of the most common finishes for home DIYers, right up there with paint. It’s wonderful for enhancing the natural grains of wood, as well as toning the wood to a desired color. Stain is also great for refinishing…

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Wood Finishing – What Type of Brush Do You Use for Stain

Once you’ve decided on a stain finish for a project, the next step is to choose a brush. But what type of brush do you use for stain? Can you use a rag? What about a brush for the polyurethane top coat? With so many options out there, it can be difficult to figure out…

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Wood Finishing – Selecting Wood Stain: What Stain Should I Use

Ever been in the stain aisle at your local hardware store, just staring at all the different options, and have no idea what stain to use? Been there, done that. Gel, Polyshade, Oil-based, Water-based, Varnish, Organic … the list goes on. Here’s a quick run-through of the most common wood stains (the stuff you’ll find…

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