*In this project, we used Old Master’s Maple Color Stain for this maple countertop
The sanding clears the way for the new stain. Getting rid of the old stain opens the wood up so the new stain can sink in. It also gives it a textured surface. This makes it easier for the stain to bond to the wood. The second sanding does this too.
*We started at 60-grit sandpaper and worked our way to 220-grit. This gave it a super smooth feel.
The polyurethane seals and protects the wood from liquid, scratches, and heat.