How to Stain A Coffee Table Without Sanding
Staining a coffee table can give it a much-needed facelift, but sanding can be a hassle. Thankfully, there is a way to stain a coffee table without needing to sand it. Here’s how you can do it yourself:
Things You’ll Need:
- Wiping cloths
- Wood conditioner
- Protective gloves & safety glasses
- Wipe the coffee table down with a wet cloth. Make sure to remove all dirt, dust, and cobwebs. Use a dry cloth to wipe off the excess moisture.
- Apply wood conditioner to the surface of the table. This will help to even out the tone of the wood once it is stained. Use a clean brush to ensure even coverage.
- Wait for the wood conditioner to dry. Allow at least an hour before moving onto the next step.
- Brush on the first layer of the stain. Apply it evenly and use a different brush to avoid cross-contamination. Make sure to cover all areas of the table.
- Wait 15 minutes, then wipe off the excess stain. Use a dry cloth and make sure to wipe in the direction of the grain. This will help to evenly distribute the stain.
- Wait 24 hours for the stain to dry completely before applying a polyurethane sealant. Make sure to use protective gloves and safety glasses while applying polyurethane.
- Be sure to apply the polyurethane in thin coats. Too much polyurethane can cause bubbling and cracking.
- Always read the instructions on any wood conditioner or stain to ensure proper application and safety.
- Using steel wool between coats of polyurethane can help to prevent smearing when applying the next coat.
- If you’re in a hurry, you can use a pre-conditioned wood stain for faster results.
Staining a coffee table without sanding can be done with a few simple steps. Just make sure to follow the instructions on the various products you use and to use protective gear when needed. With a bit of patience, you can give your coffee table a brand new look without needing to sand it.