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How to Stain Wood Furniture

Learn expert advice on basic steps for staining -- a simple and inexpensive way to update wood furniture.

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Top 71 Staining Projects

  1. 1. Water-Based and Oil-Based Color Stains

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

  2. 2. Scoring and Staining Concrete (02:55)

    Instructions for scoring lines in a concrete slab.

  3. 3. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Stain a Banister

    It is easy to give a banister a whole new look in just a few easy steps.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. How to Treat and Stain Wood Siding

    Learn how to keep wood siding looking like new.

    Time:
    Month
    Cost:
    $10,000 - $15,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. How to Use Stain for Stenciling on Wood

    Using stain, instead of paint, for a stenciling project helps show off the wood grain and gives furniture an antique look.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. Staining Concrete (01:00)

    Here are tips on how to fix ugly concrete for not a lot of time or money.

  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Staining a Garage Floor (01:00)

    Here's a Garage Mahal quick tip on staining a garage floor.

  10. 10. Staining Concrete (01:00)

    Jason Cameron has some quick tips for staining unsightly concrete.

  11. 11. Staining Repurposed Furniture (00:01:00)

    Staining will add new life to favorite pieces of repurposed furniture.

  12. 12. Where There's a Will (04:47)

    This former community blight still needs some TLC on the outside.

  13. 13. How To Build a Dining Table With Reclaimed Materials

    Learn how to build a chevron dining room table that is simple, affordable, and beautiful.

  14. 14. Tea Technique (00:46)

    Create the popular shabby chic look by using tea and tea staining fabric.

  15. 15. The Basics of Staining Wood

    DIY experts give advice on staining products. With so many staining products on the market, it may get confusing. Just remember, staini...

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