How To Stain Wood Countertops So They Look Fresh And Amazing

This Is How We Stain Our Client’s Wood Countertops So They Love The Look Of Them And Know They’re Protected
Staining the wood countertop

We want you to love the countertops in your home. They can be where you work, where you gather around with family and friends, and have sentimental value. We want to help you keep them looking amazing.

In this post, you can watch as Mike, one of our project managers, goes through our 9-steps for staining wood countertops. You’ll love the difference it makes.

It’s Seen Better Days

“Yeah, I need to have this restained as soon as possible,” says Jason.

He runs his hand lovingly over the old wood countertop. He can see the stains from spilled drinks as people got too excited about the game. Scratches and scuffs mark the top like old battle scars, each one a memory.

Sarah rubs his back knowingly. “I know how important this is countertop is to you, so let’s do it. We can look up how to stain wood countertops and do it ourselves. It’ll be a fun family project!”

Jason smiles. “That would be great. If it seems too complicated we can always hire someone to do it for us.” He takes out his phone and starts searching Google.

Here are the steps he finds-

How To Stain Wood Countertops In 9 Steps

  1. Sand off any stain and polyurethane starting at 60-grit and going to 220-grit sandpaper
  2. Apply a thick coat of the stain
  3. Let it sit for 15 minutes or so
  4. Wipe off any excess
  5. Let it dry overnight
  6. Apply one coat of quick-dry polyurethane
  7. Lightly sand your wood countertop with 220-grit sandpaper
  8. Dust
  9. Apply one coat of a more durable polyurethane

*In this project we use Old Master’s Maple Color Stain for this maple countertop

Why You’ll Appreciate The Sanding And Polyurethane

The sanding clears the way for the new stain. Getting rid of the old stain opens the wood up so the new one can sink in. It also adds texture to the surface. This makes it easier for the new stain to bond to the wood, and more strongly too. The second sanding does this as well. Starting at 60-grit and working to 220-grit helps give it a super smooth feel.

The polyurethane seals and protects the wood from liquid, scratches, and heat. It’s a great way to protect your wood countertops and lessen the amount of maintenance you need to do. It’ll lengthen the lifespan as well.

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“Well, what do you think, Jason?” Jason stares at the screen for a while. “I think it’s doable. I’d like to try it on my own first. If I can’t do it or I mess up we can look into hiring somebody. Sound good?” Sarah nods and Jason gets to work.