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Dress Up Your Dresser

Your dresser has helped you stay polished for years. Extend the favor this holiday season by giving it a touch-up.

Turn Any Bench into a Showpiece

Instructions

  1. Remove drawers and knobs from the dresser.
  2. Sand away any rough areas.
  3. If you’re using an older dresser, apply pre-stain conditioner to help the stain penetrate the wood more evenly. Allow 5-15 minutes for the conditioner to penetrate, then wipe the surface with a lint-free rag.
  4. Stir the stain well (don’t shake the can). Pretest the color in a hidden spot.
  5. Stain the dresser with the main stain first, using a natural bristle brush (always go with the grain of the wood).
  6. Wait 5-15 minutes for the stain to penetrate.
  7. Stain the individual drawers with the three additional colors.
  8. Allow stain to completely dry (about four hours).
  9. While wearing rubber gloves, use a lint-free rag to wipe in the direction of the wood grain, removing excess stain and blending the lighter/darker areas. For a darker color, wait two hours and repeat the application process.
  10. Apply a thin coat of polyurethane topcoat in the direction of the wood grain. Wait two hours to dry.
  11. Replace the knobs and drawers on the dresser.
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