How to Waterproof Wood?

Wood has been used as a construction material for interior, exterior, and furniture applications for over 10,000 years. Its beauty and durability make it a natural choice, but one factor inevitably gets in the way of longevity: water. Protect your wood items from water by learning three foolproof waterproofing methods. Methods for Waterproofing Wood Wood …

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How to Remove Oil Based Stain From Wood?

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Whether you’ve botched a stain job or are simply refinishing an old piece, this article will give you all the info you need to remove oil based stain from wood. After describing and defining oil-based stain, we’ll tell you how to get past protective coatings to the stain underneath. Then, get step-by-step instructions for three …

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How to Stain Wood Furniture Darker?

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When you want to darken the stain on the existing wood finish, one option is to completely refinish it. However, you can also darken the existing stain. In this article, you’ll learn how to prepare wood furniture to be darkened, four different methods for darkening stain on wood furniture, and how to choose between them.  …

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How to Make Wood Stain From Acrylic Paint

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Stains can be frustratingly limited when it comes to color choices. Typically, several different shades of brown are offered, with maybe one or two other colors such as gray and blue. If you want more colors to choose from, make your own wood stain using acrylic paint. This article covers two methods to choose: craft …

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How to Stain Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding?

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Tired, dingy, or dull kitchen cabinets need a refresh? Don’t have the time, space, or energy to spend hours sanding? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some general tips and step-by-step instructions for three kitchen cabinet refinishing methods – no sanding required.  Staining Kitchen Cabinets Without Sanding Before getting into specifics, here are some …

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Wiping Stain vs Gel Stain

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Keep reading to learn all about wiping stain vs gel stain, when to use them, and the major differentiating factor between them. 

How To Dry Wood Stain Faster

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Whether you’re finishing a product or just hate waiting around, this article will give you guidance into how to dry wood stain faster

HVLP vs Airless Paint Sprayer

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If you’re not sure which paint sprayer to choose, read on to find out the most important differences between HVLP vs airless paint sprayer