Title: Steps to Stain & Stencil a Table

Title: Steps to Stain & Stencil a Table

There are such a lot of incredible stencils available for utilize these days that it may be tough to pick the right one. To narrow down the quest, we began with the furniture piece i.e. table in requirement of an update and then considered the style we wanted to attain. Since we were pairing this table with other beachy decor, we selected a fun flower scale stencil.

Supplies You Will Need


Clean lint-free cloths

Rust-Oleum Wood Stains

Paint Brush

White Crafts Paint

Foam Plate


Large Pincer Stencil Brush

Varathane Polyurethane



Wipe the side table down carefully with warm, soapy water to remove the grime and oils. You need to ensure that the piece is totally dry before going further to the next steps.

Step 1


Within two hours of making use of the conditioner, stain the table with Rust-Oleum Varathane Premium Fast Dry Wood Stains with the help of a cloth or paintbrush, applying stain in the direction of the grain. You need to leave stain for five to 15 minutes (test in an inconspicuous area for time). Remove extra stain with a cloth. Dry four to six hours, then confine with a second coat, if preferred. Or permit to dry totally (eight hours) after one coat. 

Step 2 


You need to squeeze a small amount of the crafts paint onto a foam plate. Place the stencil on the table and utilize the pouncer brush to apply a thin coat of the paint. Remove stencil. Permit it to dry for 15 minutes. 

Step 3 


If preferred, provide the design an aged look by dipping a cloth into the stain and rubbing a slight quantity of stain on top of the design, then immediately wiping off. Let it dry for a couple hours. 

Step 4 


If you desired, add aspect to other areas of the table by dry-brushing with white crafts paint: Squeeze a quarter-size amount of paint onto a foam plate. Dip the chip brush into a small quantity of the paint, then stain the excess onto a paper towel. Move the brush backward and forward over the edges of the table. This method puts very little paint onto the piece, but the edges and corners pick up the paint in just the exact areas to add a rustic, driftwood look. For wide sections of table legs, further to the edges, brush gently with the grain of the wood. Rub on Rust-Oleum Varathane Crystal Clear Water Based Polyurethane with a cloth, according to the manufacturer's directions. Let it dry.

Step 5 


Cloths utilized with oil-base products should be disposed of sensibly. After use, hang outdoors and allow to dry carefully, then dispose in trash.

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