Minwax Pre Stain Wood Conditioner And Wood Finish Stain In Ebony
Hey Friends with summer almost over I wanted to share with you a few little projects that we did around the home this summer. So over the next little while, you will see what we did. We recently stained a planter box that my daughter made as a part of her final mark for her wood working class last semester which I will share in another post. She also built a chair which I am proud to say its looks pretty damn amazing! Anyhow, we decided to stain the chair using the Minwax Pre Stain Wood Conditioner And Wood Finish Stain In Ebony. The wood finish stain is a deep ebony shade with brown undertones, it is absolutely stunning and the perfect shade for an added furniture piece for the back yard. The Minwax Pre Stain Wood Conditioner And Wood Finish Stain In Ebony can be found at various home improvements stores like Home Depot and Lowes
The Minwax wood finish stain is an oil-based wood stain that provides a long lasting wood tone colour which is what we needed for the chair since it would be outside furniture. The stain penetrates deep into the wood and comes in 25 shades to enhance bare or stripped wood like cabinets, flooring, doors, trim and moulding. To prepare our chair we used the Minwax pre-stain wood conditioner which is also an oil-based liquid that is used to prevent streaks by penetrating the wood to promote an even application for oil-based stains. To begin we first used a cloth to apply the pre-stain.
We quickly realized that it was a bad idea because the cloth started to pill and pieces of the cloth(paper) started getting caught in between the wood grains. Since we didn’t have sponge brushes on hand my hubby went to our local dollar store to grab a package which made a tremendous difference in the application process. After we allowed the conditioner to dry(approx 45 mins-1hr) my hubby then started brushing the stain on with the sponge brush and I followed behind with a rag to wipe off the excess stain. At first, we felt a little-overwhelmed thinking we did it wrong because of how rich the ebony shade is. In this case my advice for anyone staining for the first time test an area that cannot be seen in front the eye to ensure the shade is right for you. After the stain had dried a bit more I went back in with the rag and wiped more of the stain off. That was the best idea for us the finished product was very rich and you can still see the wood grain coming through which was the look we were trying to achieve. our next step to seal the stain in and protect the chair is to use a clear finish protector like the Minwax fast drying polyurethane
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Have you stained furniture yourself before? What were some of your fails and successes you experienced? Let me know in the comments below.