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Top 71 Staining Projects

  1. 1. How to Refinish a Porch Swing

    Give a weather-worn swing new life by following these directions.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 2. 4th Street Front Porch Repairs (00:01:26)

    Nicole repairs the 4th Street house's rotting front porch floor and rails.

  3. 3. How To Create a Stained Concrete Patio

    Learn how to make a custom concrete patio with a rock-salt finish.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How To Gold-Leaf a Lampshade

    Add gold-leafed stripes to a metal lampshade for a warm, elegant look.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. Grouting Tile (02:42)

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

  6. 6. 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...

  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Staining Repurposed Furniture (00:01:00)

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

  9. 9. How to Stain Wood Cabinets

    Save money on a remodel and still get a professional look by staining cabinets yourself. Learn how to stain cabinets yourself with thes...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. 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...

  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. 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.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
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  13. 13. How to Stain Concrete

    By properly cleaning and preparing your patio for staining, you'll spruce up your drab surface and admire your artistry for years to co...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  14. 14. How to Create a Map Wallpapered Bookcase

    Learn how to give a bookcase a classic look by adding maps to the inside and painting with stain.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Eco-Friendly Wood and Concrete Stain

    DIY Network's Carter Oosterhouse uses sustainable cedar and eco-friendly concrete stain in a backyard makeover.

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