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Top 67 Staining Projects

  1. 1. Concrete Staining (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on staining concrete.

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

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

  3. 3. How to Resurface a Pool Patio

    The pros sand down an old concrete surface, resurface the area and spice things up with a fabulous new color treatment.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Apply Concrete Stain

    An old drab concrete pad can look fresh and new with an application of concrete stain and sealer.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 5. Scoring and Staining Concrete (02:55)

    Instructions for scoring lines in a concrete slab.

  6. 6. Staining Concrete (01:00)

    Jason Cameron has some quick tips for staining unsightly concrete.

  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. 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...

  9. 9. How to Add Acid Stain to a Concrete Floor

    Applying acid stain to a concrete floor can add dramatic marbling and give a depth of color not available in any other type of floor. T...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Make Homemade Stains

    Learn how to create eco-friendly, no-VOC water-based stains for your next woodworking project. You'll save money with these simple conc...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. Coach's Calamity (04:00)

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

  12. 12. Creating a Built-In Bookcase (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on creating a built-in bookcase.

  13. 13. 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...

  14. 14. Outdoor Deck Cleaning and Staining Guide

    Give tired old boards the full treatment -- a deep cleaning and a new tint

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  15. 15. 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 ...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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