Questions tagged [staining]

For questions regarding the coloring of materials such as wood or cement with a stain (see tag info for distinctions between stain, dye, and paint). Use in combination with a tag for the material to be stained. Not intended for the meaning of unwanted discoloration. For questions relating to stained glass, use the dedicated tag instead.

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How can I stain a shirt to make it look wet

I'd like to stain a light-blue shirt to make it appear as I had been sweating a lot as naturally as possible without, you know, actually sweating in it. The end product is to be used in a cosplay ...
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Can Tea Staining Be Used on Wood That Has Already Had an Oil-Based Stain?

I am working on a project where I need to stain a birch dowel to a dark brown natural wood color. I tried my normal Varathane Dark Walnut stain (an oil-based stain which has worked really well for me ...
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Can I use Jotun Woodshield on a plaster jar?

I made a small plaster jar, and I want to paint it the same color as the wood table. My question is, can I use Jotun Woodshield Exterior Stain on the raw plaster jar; will (this) wood stain stick on ...
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Restoring a wooden box with metal inlay

I have a couple of small wooden boxes with metal inlay that I would like to restore. The wood was originally black and the metal silver in colour, but the black has faded and the metal has corroded. ...
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How can I remove glue from leather without ruining the leather?

We've been doing some leather work and we're using super glue to hold the edges together uniformly before stitching for a better hold. The issue I keep having is that if there is any glue residue on ...
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Staining wood blue with chemicals

I know about the process of 'ebonizing' wood (using steel wool + vinegar to turn wood black), and I have seen excellent results using this process. I was wondering if it is possible to use a similar ...
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