Woodworking Staining

The perfect color of stain and the right touch can put the perfect finishing touches on your latest woodworking projects. Learn more here.

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8 Best Pine Wood Stains

Got a pine project that needs some stain? Learn all about pine wood stain, important considerations when shopping and our recommended products.

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Can You Stain Wood in Cold Weather (And Should You)?

As temperatures drop, do you have to put your woodworking projects on hold? Experts explain how to handle staining wood...


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


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The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

34 tips for glass-smooth tabletop finishing perfection


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Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?

Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can...

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What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain

Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.


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8 Best Wood Stain Colors

Here are eight of the best wood stain colors for 2021 according to interior designers, color experts and DIYers.

Fix Wood Scratches with Walnuts

Simply rub a walnut over a scratch in wood several times. Then, with your fingers rub the scratched area. That's...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


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What to Know About Wood Stains and Finishes

Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...


10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.

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How to Stain Wood

Get a perfect finish on even hard-to-stain woods like cherry and pine


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


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How to Stain Unfinished Wood with Used Coffee Grounds

No need to buy a stain for your next woodworking project. It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel...


Spray Finishing on Wood

Flawless results with aerosol cans


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How to Whitewash Wood: 3 Simple Techniques

Looking for that rustic farmhouse look of whitewashed wood? Try any of these three simple techniques on how to whitewash...

Wood Finishing Tips

Get a silky smooth finish on your next project


Tips for Using Water Based Varnish

Get great results from water-based finishes


18 Handy Hints for Wood Finishing

From finishing standoffs to paint booths, these 18 tips and tricks will guarantee better finishes on your next woodworking projects.


How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store

This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.


Seriously Simple Standoffs for Painting and Finishing Projects

Try this simple little trick next time you need a stand to prop up your painting of finishing project.


How to Care for Your Indoor Teak Furniture

How to Care for Your Indoor Teak Furniture


Spray Bottle for Stain

Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses.


Reader Project: DIY Shutters

My wife and I have always admired the stained shutters you see on new homes but were unwilling to pay

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How to Apply Polyurethane

4 Simple steps to a finish as smooth as glass


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Achieve a Flawless Wood Finish with Rub-on Oil

Find out how to apply a wood finish with no brush marks, drips or runs.


How to Stain Furniture

Get clean, crisp stain lines and smooth clear coats


Polyurethane Finish: Good vs. Bad

A little bit of skin over the top doesn't always mean you have to throw old poly away


Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish

Follow these four steps (no shortcuts!) and you'll get a perfect finish every time


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...