Step three consisted of staining and lacquering the chair to a beautiful red mahogany.
Before I started the actual staining process, I first wiped the chair down to remove left over dust from all the sanding. Then, I set out my tools - stain, staining brush, towel and fabric to catch any drippings.
|Here is the stain and staining brush.|
|Here is the chair after one coat of stain.|
You never know when you start a staining adventure how many coats you will need. It depends on the texture of the wood among other factors.
I always pray for one coat and my projects almost always end up needing three. Ugh! That's life, I guess!
After applying a coat of stain, you let the stain sit for 5-15 minutes to allow the color to penetrate the wood. Then, you remove the excess stain with a clean towel.
|My towely towel!|
|This is the chair after two coats of stain. Coming right along.|
So, after completing those steps on the second coat and day of staining, we moved on to day three!
I finally achieved the color and coating I was hoping for with the third coat. Yippie! After toweling and letting dry overnight, I then applied clear lacquer to seal and protect the stain.
|Third coat's a charm!|
Check back next week to see the final step and before & after photos! So exciting!