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Painting > Stain

Kiwi Shoe Polish. To stain wood to a high polish, apply Kiwi Shoe Polish to the wood, repeating to attain a deeper color, if desired. Buff with a soft cloth to achieve a glossy finish.

L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose. To apply stain without get ting lint all over the wood, ball up a pair of clean, used L’eggs Sheer Energy Panty Hose. The nylon makes an excellent applicator that doesn’t leave any lint behind.

Nestea. To stain wood, mix a couple of teaspoons of Nestea Iced Tea Mix with enough water to make a thick paste and apply with a paintbrush. Let dry, buff with a soft cloth, and seal with lacquer.

Red Devil Lye. To stain unfinished cherry wood, mix three tablespoons Red Devil Lye in one gallon of warm water and, wearing rubber gloves and protective eyewear, sponge this solution on the wood in a well-ventilated area. Wait one minute, rinse clean, and dry. The more lye you use, the redder the cherry wood will become. Repeat to attain a deeper color, if desired.

Rit Dye. Mix up Rit Dye according to the directions on the box and use a sponge brush to give wood one coat of the dye. Let dry.

 

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