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How To Create Faux Marquetry

Follow these steps to create a faux-marquetry border by applying wood stains to a hardwood floor in a geometric pattern.

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Top 70 Staining Projects

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

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

  2. 2. Grouting Tile (02:42)

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

  3. 3. Staining Concrete Floors (00:01:00)

    Use these tips for applying stain and adding life to old concrete floors.

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

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

  5. 5. Staining Concrete (01:16)

    Jason's solution for a mismatched concrete patio is a water-based stain.

  6. 6. How to Refinish a Porch Swing

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. 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...

  8. 8. 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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  9. 9. Installing a Concrete Floor

    An acid-etched concrete floor can be messy. These steps will take you through the installation process, from preparing the subfloor to ...

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    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 10. Water-Based and Oil-Based Color Stains

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

  11. 11. Tea Technique (00:46)

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

  12. 12. Woodworking FAQ: Clear Finishes

    DIY Network answers frequently asked questions about clear wood finishes and stains.

  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. How to Stain Wood Kitchen Cabinets

    Home improvement expert Bruce Johnson shares some techniques for staining wood kitchen cabinets.

  15. 15. How to Stain Grout

    One problem encountered by many homeowners is discolored tile grout on kitchen countertops. Host Amy Devers gives step-by-step instruct...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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