Staining a Coat Rack

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An old rag can be used to stain a coat rack. Watch how to stain a coat rack with tips from an industrial design teacher in this free woodwork video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi, this is Jon in this clip we will be staining our project. The color of the stain that I've chosen is a natural color. It's going to keep the wood just about the same color it is, but it's just going to bring out the grain a little bit. I went ahead and placed just a couple pieces of scrap wood underneath my project so that I could elevate it a little bit off the table. This is going to help me stain a little bit easier. To stain my project I'm just going to take an old rag and soak it in my stain. I'm just going to rub that onto my project. Now you can see it's keeping almost the exact same color of the wood, but it's just kind of bringing out the grain a little bit and making it look just a little bit nicer. You're going to want to coat your whole project with a pretty thick coat of stain for first coat here. You're going to want to let the stain soak in your project for just a couple minutes and then just come back with a dry rag and wipe off any excess stain. Now if the project is a little bit lighter than you would like, you can always come back and put a second coat of stain on and that's going to darken it up a bit. If it's still too light you can always do a third coat or a fourth coat, or keep going until you get exactly what you want. Now you want to make sure that you stain those buttons as well. What I like to do is take my rag, put those buttons in it and just form a nice little pouch, then I'm just going to dip that pouch into my bucket of stain.That's going to coat them real nicely. You might need to do it a couple times and then make sure you lay those out to dry. When you're finished staining, you'll want to let the stain dry over night or at least for a couple of hours.