Safety Tips for Staining Furniture

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Open windows for ventilation when staining. Learn how to stay safe when whitewashing and aging furniture in this free woodworking lesson from an experienced furniture maker. View Video Transcript

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Okay, in this first clip I just want to teach you or show you the proper ways to get started before we start the project. Okay, before we even get started even talking about staining or whitewashing, you might want to have a big area to work in, or at least an area that you don't make a mess. Alright, so clean out some areas, move some furniture and put down your tarp, and that's where you're going to have your work area. You might also want to have an old work bench. Something that you don't mind if it gets dirty or out of place. And remember also: always wear old clothes. Throw on some old jeans, some sneakers. Good project for the kids to get them involved, too. So this is about just painting, having fun, but remember these are some harsh chemicals sometimes so you're going to want to open some windows and have some good cross-ventilation. Today I'm going to show you a little bit about everything when it comes to this project, and we're going to have a lot of fun. So come back and join me as we're going to start to stain and whitewash the armoire furniture.