Making Rustic Wood Headboard
Rustic wood headboard-Bring new life and wealth to a weak headboard by revitalizing it with a fresh, new layer of glaze. Staining wood, rather than paint over it, accentuates the natural beauty inherent in the grain. When there are details such as inlaid or inlaid, the effect of dyeing even more dramatic. Whether the headboard is a valuable family heirloom, passed down through generations, or a freshly made diamond-in-the-rough from a garage sale or thrift store, it can sparkle like new again.
Sand rustic wood headboard in fiberriktn medium paper to remove the existing stain. You can use an orbital sander for large, flat areas, but you will need to sand areas carved by hand to remove any stain. Lightly sand the headboard fiberriktn with fine paper to smooth rough areas. Remove as much dust as possible with a damp cloth. Let dry completely. Brush on wood conditioner. Allow it to stand for at least 5 and up to 15 minutes. Wipe off excess with a clean, dry cloth. Apply the stain in fiberriktn, with a foam brush. Let it sit for up to 15 minutes and wipe off the excess with a clean, dry cloth. Do not allow the stain to dry the wood. You can apply a second coat after 4 to 6 hours if you want a darker tone. Allow 24 hours final drying time before using your rustic wood headboard.