How to Make Your Very Own Wood Stain W/ Household Products
My grandfather was a painter, and taught me how to do this when I was young! All you need is some steel wool, vinegar, and an old mason jar (because everything requires a mason jar ; ) You can use instant coffee to give it more of a brown look too! The longer you let it sit, the richer the color gets. UPDATE: If you are applying to actual wood for a finishing project, you will need to apply several coats until you get the desired darkness! It will not appear very dark until it soaks into the wood. I let the stain dry about 15 minutes between coats. It might not be completely dry, but it worked for me. Once, dry it will look very flat in color. You will need to seal it with something to get that "wet" look from the stain. It is really is not an exact science, so please test this out before you try it on something important!
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Published February 12th, 2014 8:05 AM
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Brenda Zimmer on Sep 20, 2016I have done this but used black tea not coffee. It has something to do with the tannin's in the tea. Gave a really nice old barn weathered wood look. I used the stain to make wood countertops.
Ran4284546 on Sep 20, 2016How interesting! Would love to see examples. Especially the counter tops!
Love this idea! Do you need to strip furniture down to raw wood?