Finished Beadboard Kitchen Island

Staining a Bead Board Kitchen Island

Create a unique look for your kitchen island using stain.

DIFFICULTY: Beginner

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.

Before

Bead board before staining

After

Bead board island stained
1

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.

Cover Flat Surfaces with Tape and Drape
2

PREP STAIN SPRAYER

Assemble your Wagner FLEXiO sprayer with the detail front end and gather a paint cloth and stain of choice.

FLEXiO 3000, Stain and Paint Cloth
3

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.

Wagner Stain Sprayer Instructions
4

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.

Fill Sprayer Halfway with Stain
5

SET SPRAYER TO VERTICAL SPRAY PATTERN

Set sprayer to vertical spray pattern to match the vertical pattern of the bead board.

Set to Vertical Spray Pattern
6

TEST SPRAY COVERAGE

Place sprayer on lowest setting and test spray coverage on cardboard or spare wooden board.

Place Sprayer on Appropriate Setting
7

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.

spraying stain with a Wagner stain sprayer
8

LET STAIN DRY

Let the first coat dry thoroughly according to stain directions (6-8 hours).

Let Stain dry after spraying
9

RE-APPLY STAIN

Re-apply the stain until it reaches the desired depth of color.

Second coat of stain on kitchen island
10

FINISHING THE STAINING JOB

Let dry and remove all tape and drape, and paint clothes.

Remove Tape, Tape and Drape, and Cloths
Products Used

Materials

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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