You may have heard that staining wood furniture is difficult but this isn’t always the case. It does take persistence and patience though so if you are lacking in either quality you may want to employ someone else to do it for you. Some people will tell you to simply strip off the existing finish and apply a new one. Or if you are working with bare wood you can apply the stain straight away. This is the wrong advice and if you follow it you will not get the result you were looking to achieve.

Staining wood furniture should only be done after the piece has been sanded down. It doesn’t matter if it looks clean and smooth, you need to give it a once over with the sandpaper just in case. Then when you are finished sanding you need to clean it properly. This means vacuuming and then cleaning down the area using a tack cloth to get rid of the finest particles of dust. Inspect the piece to see if there is any damage or faults that need correcting. Now is the time to deal with knots and other problems that could cause your furniture to fall apart.

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If the piece was previously stained you may have to bleach it before you apply a new stain. You will only know what to do by inspecting the work after you have followed the above process. Only when you have completed all these steps are you ready to start staining. You will need to decide on the type of stain you wish to apply and this will in part be dictated by the type of wood you are working with. Some forms of staining wood furniture are best left to the experts but most people should be able to manage the easy pieces without too much difficulty.

To learn more about this and related topics, see Staining Wood Furniture. Visit us at our site, http://www.bare-wood-furniture.com/staining-wood-furniture/.

Author: Chris Hartpence
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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