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How to Apply Stain, Varnish, Wax, Dye or Oil to Wood

Follow these simple steps to apply stain, varnish, wax, dye or oil to enhance the look of wood.

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Top 70 Staining Projects

  1. 1. Step 5: Sand and Paint (00:50)

    How to finish the chair rail molding by sanding and painting or staining.

  2. 2. Distress Wood for Antique Look (00:01:00)

    Jason's tips for distressing wood give a new table an antique look.

  3. 3. $19K Whole-House Remodel (00:05:20)

    John DeSilvia finds a 49 percent savings in this whole-house remodel.

  4. 4. Outdoor Dining, Spanish Style (00:03:07)

    Sisters help Sara finish a Spanish-style dining are for their parents.

  5. 5. How to Weather and Distress New Wood

    Visit DIYNetwork.com to see the how-to project for how to distress and weather new wood to look old. See the helpful step-by-step instr...

  6. 6. Grouting Tile (02:42)

    Here are professional tips for grouting tile on both walls and floors.

  7. 7. Staining and Restaining Wood (00:01:00)

    Don't be intimidated: staining wood is easy with these simple steps.

  8. 8. Painter's Pyramid (00:00:49)

    Check this out! These tiny tools prove big things come in small packages.

  9. 9. Sanding and Preparing Wood Before Staining

    DIY experts offers advice on wood preparation for staining. Wood staining can greatly enhance the natural grain, shades and textures of...

  10. 10. How to Stain a Garage Floor

    Can't get rid of oil stains on the garage floor? Consider changing the floor's color with concrete stain.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. How to Stain a Hardwood Floor

    Tackle this project yourself to save a bundle while giving your floors a fresh look.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 12. Water-Based and Oil-Based Color Stains

    Learn more about water-based and oil-based stains for your next DIY wood-stain project.

  13. 13. Updating a Deck

    Find out how a few easy updates can make your old wood deck look like new.

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  14. 14. Stripping Paint From Furniture (02:44)

    Removing paint from wooden furniture is easy with these great tips.

  15. 15. Coach's Calamity (04:00)

    The crew roll up their sleeves and take this yard from worst to first.

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