for Beautifying the Wood in Your Home
No matter if you're looking to spruce up an older piece of worn wooden
furniture or impart your own unique style to an unfinished piece, you
can bring out the beauty of wood with accent stains.
color and character to wood by bringing out its natural beauty, and you
don't even need to be an accomplished do-it-yourselfer to do a great job
properly, stains accentuate wood, enhance the grain pattern, change its
appearance or even make it look like another type of wood to emphasize
the finer points in furniture, cabinets, moldings or other wood around
in particular is a good technique to use when you want to draw attention
to the unique details of furniture or to highlight the variety of wood
species used on a particular project.
To help you get
started on your wood staining project,
an accent stain, try using a soft, lint-free cloth for maximum control
in spreading the stain color onto the wood. Begin by dipping the cloth
into the stain and then apply the stain to the wood using a circular motion.
Finish by wiping
the area with a clean cloth to get rid of excess and be sure to wipe in
the direction of the wood grain. After you wipe, if the piece of furniture
doesn't look dark enough to your liking, apply more stain, but be sure
to wipe again when done.
After the stain
has dried completely a clear sealer should be applied to protect the finish.
A polyurethane sealer comes in several finishes and will make the stain
look a shade darker.
a color can be a daunting task but can be equally rewarding. From the
rich warmth of wood tones, to the nature-inspired blue and green stains,
and even the popular and vibrant reds, the color possibilities are endless.
traditional stain choices with exciting new accent colors, you can transform
your woodworking project into a one-of-a-kind treasure.
For a truly unique accent look, try blending colors together to create
your own special finish. Experiment with various colors and mixes, and
be sure to test the color on a sample piece of wood before you begin.
staining your own furniture you should make sure to choose a high quality
stain that will penetrate the wood evenly and ensure professional quality
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