Tools for Staining Furniture

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Sandpaper, steel wool and Q-tips are essential for staining furniture. Learn the tool and supplies you need to stain and age furniture in this free woodworking lesson from an experienced furniture maker. View Video Transcript

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In this next clip I'm going to show you the tools necessary for this project. The tools needed for this project, we're going to need some hundred grit sandpaper. We're also going to need a bucket with some rags. You're going to need a couple of buckets, one for the staining, one for the whitewashing. I actually have some whitewash already in here in a little quart bucket. These are very really cheap, inexpensive materials. I like to polish or do my fine sanding with some zero zero zero steel wool. Also you're going to need a scraper, some gloves to keep your hands clean, and then here's another trick that my uncle gave me, believe it or not, oh, Q-tips. Q-tips are great for little corners, or little areas that you don't realize you can miss. Now I don't use brushes. Now this is a trick from my uncle and he taught me years ago. I just use rags to apply my stain. And you can use these rubber brushes if that's right for you. Again, use a piece of pine wood, that's similar to what you're going to be staining and practice on that. And definitely, you can definitely use your brushes as opposed to rags. I like to use rags. Here's the other trick my uncle used to do. He says, if you get a chain, what we're going to do after we stain, is we're going to hit it with a chain. Or, if you don't have a chain, you can just use some keys, that works good. And the idea is, listen, last but not least, if you don't even have that, you can have just some screws in a sock. Put the screws in a sock, and hit it like that. This gives it a good antique, old, worn look, that we're going to be able to make this thing look a hundred years old. And we know it just came from one of them department stores, not too long ago. So come back and I'm going to show you how to do this. It's staining and whitewashing.