How to Stain Furniture
To give a room a cohesive feel, try staining all the furniture the same color.
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Materials and Tools:
foam paint roller
2. Clean and de-gloss with a liquid sander to ensure the stain will adhere to the old finish.
3. Mix three parts gel stain with one part tinted varnish. Apply in smooth even coats using a brush and foam roller (figure C). Let dry.
4. Apply extra coats until desired color is reached. Let dry.
5. Apply a top coat with clear varnish for extra protection.
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