how to stain coffee table darker

How to Stain a Coffee Table Darker

A coffee table is often the focal point of a living room or den. If you’ve purchased a coffee table you’d like to customize, one of the easiest ways to do it is to stain it. Staining a coffee table darker can make your furniture look more luxurious, and change the atmosphere of your living space. With a few materials and some steps, you can have your coffee table looking beautiful in no time!

Materials Needed:

  • Medium- or fine-grit sandpaper
  • Method of choice for staining (brush, rag, etc)
  • Protective gloves
  • Protective eye-wear
  • Stain of choice
  • Protective finish (for added protection of the wood)

Steps to Staining a Coffee Table Darker

  • Start by sanding the surface of your coffee table to prepare the wood for staining. Use medium- or fine-grit sandpaper to avoid damaging the surface.
  • Once the surface has been sanded and is clean, use a damp cloth to clean off any sawdust on the surface.
  • Put on protective gloves and eye-wear before beginning the staining process.
  • Choose a stain of choice, and mix it as necessary.
  • Use a brush, rag, or other application method to apply the stain.
  • Allow the stain to penetrate into the wood for the recommended amount of time.
  • Once the stain is absorbed, use a clean cloth to wipe off any excess.
  • Allow the surface to dry completely.
  • Apply a coat of protective finish if desired for added protection.
  • Your coffee table should now be stained darker, and you can enjoy the new look!

Staining a coffee table darker can be an easy and fun DIY project that can add personality and style to your living space. Just make sure to wear protective gear, and use a stain and protective finish that will work best with your coffee table’s material. With just a few steps and materials, you’re well on your way to a beautiful, customized coffee table.

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