Wood staining guru Bruce Johnson was recently asked by Megan Smith on Facebook about staining and finishing a new, unfinished bookshelf. Her main problem? She has three kids and not a ton of extra time.
Bruce has the solution: Minwax Polyshades. Polyshades is a combination wood stain and polyurethane finish, allowing you to get both color and protection in one easy step.
Don't forget to pick out a high-quaity, natural bristle brush. If you're new to staining, check our Minwax's guide to wood staining, featuring lots of helpful tips from Bruce: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Wood finishing is both fun and rewarding, whether you're an expert woodworker or tackling your first DIY project. This Essential Guide from wood finishing expert Bruce Johnson will help you learn the basics and avoid common mistakes. Select from the list of topics below for tips and techniques on surface preparation, staining, applying a clear protective finish, refinishing and more.
A library of short how-to clips covering a wide range of topics, from fixing pet-damaged furniture and refinishing kitchen cabinets, to staining with stencils and creating a hand-rubbed finish. Each hands-on video is less than 2 minutes, so you can get the information you need and get back to your project in no time!