7590 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410  |  219-769-8915

Prep & Sanding

Search By Category

Most unfinished pieces arrive ready to finish. Using a medium grit (220) sandpaper, sand all sharp edges. (Finish does not stick to a sharp edge). Remove all hardware, dust or loose wood particles with a soft paper towel or an old T-shirt.

  1. Begin to stain on the bottom of the piece. You can start over on the bottom 6 times and the floor will not criticize.
  2. Next do inside the piece…don’t have to worry about leaning on something you just did. 
  3. Then do the left side, then right side, and right side up or top!

You should now have a good feel for the brush and stain, the top should look really good, and your fingerprints are on the bottom!  Time for poly top coats!

  • Stop in for a visit, call 219-769-8915 or email us today!