Woodworking Staining

The perfect color of stain and the right touch can put the perfect finishing touches on your latest woodworking projects. Learn more here.

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    What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain

    Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.

    How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

    A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


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    How to Stain Unfinished Wood with Used Coffee Grounds

    No need to buy a stain for your next woodworking project. It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel...


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    How to Stain Wood Evenly Without Getting Blotches and Dark Spots

    Get a perfect finish on even hard-to-stain woods like cherry and pine


    Spray Finishing on Wood

    Flawless results with aerosol cans

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    The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

    34 tips for glass-smooth tabletop finishing perfection


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    How to Whitewash Wood: 3 Simple Techniques

    Looking for that rustic farmhouse look of whitewashed wood? Try any of these three simple techniques on how to whitewash...

    Wood Finishing Tips

    Get a silky smooth finish on your next project


    Tips for Using Water Based Varnish

    Get great results from water-based finishes


    18 Handy Hints for Wood Finishing

    From finishing standoffs to paint booths, these 18 tips and tricks will guarantee better finishes on your next woodworking projects.


    How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store

    This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.

    Seriously Simple Standoffs for Painting and Finishing Projects

    Try this simple little trick next time you need a stand to prop up your painting of finishing project.


    How to Care for Your Indoor Teak Furniture

    How to Care for Your Indoor Teak Furniture


    Nutty Stain Mixer

    When you open a fresh can of oil-based wood stain, drop in two medium-size steel nuts.


    Spray Bottle for Stain

    Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses.


    Shop-made Finishing Standoffs

    Quickly make these cheap finishing standoffs from parts you already have around the shop.

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    How to Apply Polyurethane

    4 Simple steps to a finish as smooth as glass


    Reader Project: DIY Shutters

    My wife and I have always admired the stained shutters you see on new homes but were unwilling to pay


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    Achieve a Flawless Wood Finish with Rub-on Oil

    Find out how to apply a wood finish with no brush marks, drips or runs.


    How to Stain Furniture

    Get clean, crisp stain lines and smooth clear coats


    Polyurethane Finish: Good vs. Bad

    A little bit of skin over the top doesn't always mean you have to throw old poly away


    Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish

    Follow these four steps (no shortcuts!) and you'll get a perfect finish every time


    Install Mosaic Tile

    In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...


    Pro Tips for Using Varnish and Stain

    Get a silky smooth finish

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