How to Stain an Adirondack Chair

How to Stain an Adirondack Chair

In this article, we have shown how to stain an Adirondack chair properly.

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Steps for staining an Adirondack chair:

Step 1: Prep for Staining

Ensure that the chair is clean, dry, and dust-free. Place a drop cloth on the floor. To make staining the bases of each leg easier, consider placing the chair on blocks.

Step 2: Open and Stir the Stain

Step 2: Open and Stir the Stain

Open the stain can gradually. Stir the stain slowly with a stir stick, avoiding building bubbles and scratching the bottom of the can to mix any settled pigment in.

Step 3: Apply the Stain

Step 3: Apply the Stain

Coat half of the length of the bristles with a high-quality synthetic bristle brush soaked in the stain.

Step 4: Keep brushing

Step 4: Apply the Stain

Sweep the brush over each board in a sweeping motion.

Step 5: Tip-off the Edges

Step 5: Tip-off the Edges

To tip-off drips as the brush runs out, run it over the edges at a 45-degree angle.

Step 6: Coat the Gaps

Step 6: Coat the Gaps

Work in gaps before moving on to flat surfaces whenever feasible. Allow drying for 24 hours after priming the chair. If necessary, turn the chair over once it’s dry to coat the underside, avoiding any drips or stains on the completed surface.

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