Quick And Easy Stain For Pine That Gives Great Results - Finishing 002

Pine doesn't always have to be the ugly secondary wood used in woodworking projects. With the right finish, it looks awesome! I like the old school honey pine look, and in this video, I show you my recipe for that finish and how to apply it.

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General Finishes Golden Pine Gel Stain http://amzn.to/1mfLkeX

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General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss Varnish http://amzn.to/1o9ePka

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Pine doesn't always have to be the ugly secondary wood used in woodworking projects. With the right finish, it looks awesome! I like the old school honey pine look, and in this video, I show you my recipe for that finish and how to apply it.

If you enjoyed what you just watched, consider becoming a patron and support SimpleCove. https://www.patreon.com/simplecove

Supplies used:
General Finishes Golden Pine Gel Stain http://amzn.to/1mfLkeX

Chip Brush http://amzn.to/1NRScpk (Cheaper to buy these in bulk)

General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Semi Gloss Varnish http://amzn.to/1o9ePka

Connect With SimpleCove:

Website: http://www.simplecove.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/simplecove
Facebook: http://facebook.com/simplecove
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/simplecove/
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/simplecoveshare

Music Credit:
Who Knows by Rhano on SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.com/rhanomusic/who...
https://www.facebook.com/RhanoMusic
https://rhano.bandcamp.com/

See more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZO_3yBolyg

If you need to complete a trim or furnishings piece made of want, and you're aiming to tarnish the wood dark, you may run into issues getting the abundant, dark tone that you would such as.

And even if you get the deep, dark stain color you desired, why are your outcomes looking so "blotchy?".

To discolor want wood dark, every single time, follow these steps.

Begin with sanding.

First things first, with any discoloration task, offer the timber a great sanding. You're mosting likely to intend to do this by hand. Pine wood is a softwood, as well as if you make use of a power sander, you'll commonly end up with some noticeable scrapes when you use tarnish to the timber. There's no easy way out of this, a manual fining sand task is required.

To make sure a dark surface, make use of a tool grit sanding sponge or the equivalent sandpaper, which is about 100-grit. The sanding sponge is best for trim molding that has contours as well as fine holes. It's the most effective option for complying with the curves and also entering into the crannies and spaces. If you've got a purely level surface, cover a little square item of sandpaper around a fining sand block (a simple block of timber will do) and also sand with the grain, however at a slight angle.

Why at a minor angle? staining pine grain is identified by the light, softer "earlywood" and also darker, harder "latewood." By not cutting across the grain simply a little, you are going to sand down more earlywood than latewood and also end up with a relatively curly surface area, instead of the entirely flat surface area you're looking to accomplish.

If you seek a darker coating, don't sand with a grit any type of finer than medium or 100-grit. Fining sand with this slightly rough grit assists to open up the pores of the yearn timber, which will certainly approve extra discolor. Just what you do not intend to do is make use of a fine sanding sponge or 180-grit (or higher) sandpaper. This successfully closes and also brightens the wood off the timber pores, making it tougher to discolor the want dark.

Eliminate blotchy finished pineAfter a thorough sand work, vacuum the job and afterwards make use of a tag dustcloth to clean up all of the staying dust fragments.

Because of the various development cycles of the wood (and is also dependent on just how the last piece was reduced.), ended up pine could look blotchy To eliminate this unpleasant issue, pick up a canister of pre-stain timber conditioner at your local house center or paint shop. The timber conditioner makes certain a more uniform stain color by shutting off a few of the bigger pores and also decreasing discolor absorption in those areas.

Making use of the wood conditioner helps make it tougher to stain yearn dark. However, as long as you're dealing with a dark oil-based penetrating stain, you could obtain the dark color you would certainly such as.

Comply with the directions on the can for the wood conditioner. For the majority of kinds, you'll need to wait about 15 minutes before using tarnish. Yet don't wait as well long. Allowing the wood conditioner to dry entirely will completely block the wood pores as well as it will certainly be tough to achieve the dark shade you're trying to find.

Start discoloration.

Exactly how you obtain the stain on the wood is not important. You could utilize a foam brush, regular brush, or clean towel. Apply generously. Try not to obtain drips, though. To make sure a good dark coating, wait as long as the producer permits prior to wiping off the excess discolor. Ensure you do not wait also long though, otherwise the discolor will certainly get gaudy as well as hard to wipe off.


Pine wood is a softwood, and if you utilize a power sander, you'll usually wind up with some noticeable scratches when you apply discolor to the timber. Fining sand with this a little rough grit helps to open up the pores of the yearn wood, which will certainly approve a lot more stain. The wood conditioner guarantees a much more consistent tarnish color by shutting off some of the larger pores and also lowering discolor absorption in those locations.

Permitting the timber conditioner to dry entirely will completely block the timber pores and it will certainly be tough to achieve the dark color you're looking for.

Exactly how you obtain the discolor on the timber is not vital.
Pine doesn't always have to be the ugly secondary wood used in woodworking projects. With the right finish, it looks awesome! I like the old school honey pine look, and in this video, I show you my recipe for that finish and how to apply it. If you enjoyed what you just watched, consider becoming a patron and support Simpl...