A Quick Stain for a Picture Frame


The downside to doing television shows is that I sometimes arrive back in my workshop with partially stained props, such as this oak picture frame. As you know, once a stain has dried it can only be removed by sanding it off, which is what I did with my palm sander and some #120-grit sandpaper.

After removing the sanding dust, I peeled back the front of a package of Minwax® Wood Finishing Cloths — 8 pre-moistioned cloths containing both a water based stain and finish – and began rubbing the “Dark Mahogany” stain and finish into the wood. As soon as I did, I wiped off the excess stain with a clean cloth, going in the direction of the grain of the wood. (PS – They include a pair of gloves!)

A few minutes later I was done, and the water-based stain and finish dried in less than 30 minutes, so I was able to sand, stain, finish, and complete my framing project long before lunch.

Until next time,

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