Staining a Bead Board Kitchen Island
Create a unique look for your kitchen island using stain.
How to Stain a Kitchen Island
An all white kitchen is in need of some texture and interest. Try adding bead board sheeting to a kitchen island and instead of painting it, create a contemporary style by staining it brown. The result is fresh and modern, and creates a focal backdrop for your favorite pieces and collections.
PREP BEAD BOARD
Sheet bead board is inexpensive and can be easily cut and installed with finishing nails or brads on an island.
Wipe and clean bead board of any dust using a whisk broom or tack cloth.
Cover all flat surfaces with tape and drape (note: stain creates vapor because of its low viscosity, so make sure to cover all flat surfaces in the room).
Cover all baseboards with tape and drape, and secure with blue painter’s tape.
PREP STAIN SPRAYER
Assemble your Wagner FLEXiO sprayer with the detail front end and gather a paint cloth and stain of choice.
REVIEW STAIN SPRAYER INSTRUCTIONS
Prior to starting your spray project, read all the instructions included on the quick reference saddle on the back of the sprayer. Keep handy for quick reference.
FILL STAIN SPRAYER
Remove spray head from the sprayer and unscrew top. Fill the sprayer halfway with stain. Re-assemble spray head and attach to sprayer.
SET SPRAYER TO VERTICAL SPRAY PATTERN
Set sprayer to vertical spray pattern to match the vertical pattern of the bead board.
TEST SPRAY COVERAGE
Place sprayer on lowest setting and test spray coverage on cardboard or spare wooden board.
START STAINING WITH SPRAYER
Moving from right to left, hold the sprayer 8-10 inches from the bead board surface and spray wall in an up and down vertical pattern. The stain will disperse quickly and the first coating will be a base coat to build on.
LET STAIN DRY
Let the first coat dry thoroughly according to stain directions (6-8 hours).
Re-apply the stain until it reaches the desired depth of color.
FINISHING THE STAINING JOB
Let dry and remove all tape and drape, and paint clothes.
Whisk Broom or Tack Cloth
6x9 Paint Cloth
Tape and Drape Plastic Sheeting
Blue Painter's Tape
Wood Finish Stain
Paint Mask and Window Fan for Ventilation
Sheet Bead Board
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