Stain & Finish Wood Like A Pro Step By Step + Tips & Tricks…

Stain & Finish Wood Like A Pro Step By Step + Tips & Tricks…

How to finish a wooden Gerton from IKEA, or any table top.

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Sanding:
320 grit Sponge: https://amzn.to/3e4BQ3q
120 grit Sponge: https://amzn.to/3e462vH

320 Grit for Sander: https://amzn.to/3e7LemN
120 Grit for Sander: https://amzn.to/3gdWQY5

320 Grit Sheet: https://amzn.to/3x7UEYv
120 Grit Sheet: https://amzn.to/3wYc5KF

Dark Walnut wood stain: https://amzn.to/35p8mIU
Dark Walnut stain (Alternative choice): https://amzn.to/3soNps5

Varathane Water Based Polyurethane Wood Finish (from most reflective to least reflective)
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2. Semi-Gloss: https://amzn.to/3uNn2Nk
3. Satin: https://amzn.to/3dk7kmT
4. Matte: https://amzn.to/3mPSBmZ

Foam brush: https://amzn.to/2WswbLY
Paint Brush, 2-1/2 inch: https://amzn.to/2NyQiXJ
Tack Cloth: https://amzn.to/3qnPdkk
Countertop Brush: https://amzn.to/35JxafI

Gerton: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/gerton-tabletop-beech-50106773/

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0:00 Intro
0:10 Table Eligibility
0:22 Remove hardware
0:35 Pre-sanding
1:11 Clean surface
1:30 Stain Types
1:44 Stain application technique
2:48 Practice on underside first
2:57 Sealer (Water Based Polyurethane)
3:22 Sealer application technique
4:56 Brush management
5:13 Second coat
5:44 Third coat
6:05 Brush cleaning

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Disclaimer: This video is for demonstration purposes only. I am not responsible for any complications caused from attempting the actions in this video. This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results.

50 Comments

  1. dede on December 7, 2022 at 12:16 am

    can oil based wipe on polyurethane on water based stain?



  2. A Mere Creator on December 7, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Links to products used in this video: ⬇️

    Random orbit sander: https://amzn.to/3fhd1Rt
    Sanding:
    320 grit Sponge: https://amzn.to/3e4BQ3q
    120 grit Sponge: https://amzn.to/3e462vH

    320 Grit for Sander: https://amzn.to/3e7LemN
    120 Grit for Sander: https://amzn.to/3gdWQY5

    320 Grit Sheet: https://amzn.to/3x7UEYv
    120 Grit Sheet: https://amzn.to/3wYc5KF

    Dark Walnut wood stain: https://amzn.to/35p8mIU
    Dark Walnut stain (Alternative choice): https://amzn.to/3soNps5

    Varathane Water Based Polyurethane Wood Finish (from most reflective to least reflective)
    1. Gloss (Used in the video) : https://amzn.to/2Zn5SbP
    2. Semi-Gloss: https://amzn.to/3uNn2Nk
    3. Satin: https://amzn.to/3dk7kmT
    4. Matte: https://amzn.to/3mPSBmZ

    Foam brush: https://amzn.to/2WswbLY
    Paint Brush, 2-1/2 inch: https://amzn.to/2NyQiXJ
    Tack Cloth: https://amzn.to/3qnPdkk
    Countertop Brush: https://amzn.to/35JxafI

    Gerton: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/gerton-t

    Support this channel on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/amircreator

    Follow me on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/a.mircreator/

    Production:
    Main Camera: https://amzn.to/3aujLtW
    Lens 1: https://amzn.to/3rhnjX2
    Lens 2: https://amzn.to/3rcJ8qT
    Backup Camera and lens: https://amzn.to/2RF5V24

    Disclaimer: Some of these links lead to products and tools used in the video. If you click, or buy something there, I get a small commission, but it doesn’t change the price for you. If you would like to support me, have a look.



  3. Elaine Lily on December 7, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Loved your audio. I got a kick out of “brush management”. Corporate America lingo coming to woodworking. LOL



  4. Robert Meyer on December 7, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Your video is amazing, I am about to start staining our dinner table and found this and helped me prepare!

    I read that towels/rags can spontaneously combust used in staining, I was planning. To use shop towels like you do to wipe off the stain, and wondering how you safely dispose of them?



  5. mike sthilaire on December 7, 2022 at 12:20 am

    great video! I learned alot thanks



  6. js santos on December 7, 2022 at 12:24 am

    That cat was just chillin.



  7. Carolina Auditor on December 7, 2022 at 12:24 am

    How can you sand with the grain with a orbital sander since it sands in a circular motion?



  8. robin anderson on December 7, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Hi This is crap this guy should be telling you to use a card scrapper absolutely no dust and a finish as smooth as a babies bum, just needs a very light sanding by hand to get the perfect finish ready for which ever coating you decide, I used Osmo with a small 4" foam roller and the finish is magical. R. A.



  9. Blake Zegarelli on December 7, 2022 at 12:29 am

    You forgot wood conditioner! But still looks great!



  10. MostlyCreativeVideos on December 7, 2022 at 12:30 am

    What was the final step? Did you sand down the final coat?



  11. I-am-Ali on December 7, 2022 at 12:32 am

    How many layers of waterbased varnish will suffice? Or is it a personal preference?



  12. tommc49 on December 7, 2022 at 12:32 am

    A couple helpful suggestions. After your final sanding, before stain, wipe the surface with a rag or paper towel wetted with mineral spirits. This will remove all the sawdust and will evaporate in just a few minutes. After your final finish coat, rub the surface with a smooth piece of a brown paper bag. It’s like 6000 grit sandpaper. You will be amazed at the difference you can feel.



  13. nicolewatchesyoutube on December 7, 2022 at 12:34 am

    this was super helpful and I definitely appreciated the sweet guest star appearance around 26 seconds!



  14. Argentum Enim Rex on December 7, 2022 at 12:34 am

    Loved the video.. The like button didn’t work..



  15. MrCryptozoic on December 7, 2022 at 12:34 am

    If you paint the end grain with simple syrup and let it dry, your stain there will come out the same color as the rest of the table.



  16. notmyrealname on December 7, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Amir, what did you use for your lighting in this video? The big light you used to look at how the poly finish reflects light



  17. James Brady on December 7, 2022 at 12:39 am

    good explanation. helped with my raising desk top I got for a rising desk frame I bought. I colored mine walnut. but I am using a 2 in one stain and coat. but yeah you definitely need to use sandpaper to get the brush strokes out of it.



  18. D. M. on December 7, 2022 at 12:42 am

    How long did you wait before doing the second coat of stain?



  19. oozger oozger on December 7, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I have same this part from ikea but is not flat need to plane it



  20. Laura on December 7, 2022 at 12:44 am

    0:27 instantly subscribed 😂



  21. Jed De Guia on December 7, 2022 at 12:44 am

    How the hell do you figure out the grain direction of a karlby? help



  22. Michele Govea on December 7, 2022 at 12:45 am

    What can be done to stain an interior door that have glaze on it?



  23. Karen Mauney on December 7, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Ok..I stained a table but skipped the wipe off part…it’s been 3 days. It’s a bit sticky. What did you use to wipe the stain off?? Is it too late to wipe?? Yikes!!



  24. Roberto Ortiz on December 7, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Beautiful job.
    Woodworking is a fine art.



  25. polytwobeers on December 7, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Looks Fab bro!!! I guess the stain adds some nice dark and highlights to the surface!!!



  26. Deon Lubbe on December 7, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Can I apply water based poly over a top that has been oiled?



  27. Arman Tabrizian on December 7, 2022 at 12:54 am

    I can’t find this on IKEA anymore?



  28. Lia on December 7, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Ok trying this today! Wish me luck🤞



  29. Eric Benson on December 7, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Great job! Thanks!



  30. Albert Sanchez on December 7, 2022 at 12:57 am

    The stain appears blotchy because different sections of the wood absorb more or less stain. The cure for this is applying a coat of wood conditioner after the initial sanding. This enables the wood to absorb the stain at the same rate and quantity throughout the entire surface.



  31. As-if If-as on December 7, 2022 at 12:57 am

    How do i know which way the grain goes lines going out getting futher apart or lines going in getting closer? Why is it important not very good video is it leaves me with more questions. But you did help with the finish part i know what to buy now atleast but i need more videos.



  32. Phil W on December 7, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Great video. I had to re do my project bc I put the stain on like paint and didn’t wipe away w a cloth. I also put 3 coats of gloss on like you did. However it was extremely sticky when putting my arms on the table. Is the stickiness from putting too much stain on originally? Or is it the final gloss coat? Thanks



  33. betobreakers17 on December 7, 2022 at 12:58 am

    How long does the stain smell take to completely go away?



  34. adiskotec on December 7, 2022 at 12:58 am

    How long did you leave the stain to dry on one side? You mentioned letting the table sit overnight, but was that with both sides done?



  35. Anna Shyfrina on December 7, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Hello and thanks for this video. I will be following this process shortly. I’m assuming these products have a pretty strong smell. What protective/safety gear should I use? Thanks!



  36. EJShelby on December 7, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Does the Varathanr stain self-level? Or the brush marks will stay?



  37. sir bonkers on December 7, 2022 at 1:01 am

    what if i want to keep that natural satin color



  38. SWAYD 3 on December 7, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Do I have to use the white stuff or can I just stain it and be done cause mine is going on a tv stand



  39. CC on December 7, 2022 at 1:04 am

    Excellent video man! Finishing my desktop tonight.



  40. Tom Lastname on December 7, 2022 at 1:05 am

    If you’re using an orbital sander, wouldn’t half that sander be going against the grain?



  41. Imwalkinghere on December 7, 2022 at 1:05 am

    hey how long after the poly drys can i place stuff on the desk? thx in advance 🤙 followed your instructions came out beautiful thx again



  42. JJ Ortiz on December 7, 2022 at 1:07 am

    No one told me you’re supposed to wipe of the stain… Time to redo a project.



  43. Srikanth Prabha on December 7, 2022 at 1:08 am

    Thank you 🙏



  44. onedayatagirl on December 7, 2022 at 1:10 am

    I think I sanded too much/hard and left white scratches. How can I get rid of them?



  45. Kathryn Foley on December 7, 2022 at 1:11 am

    Why is this so satisfying to watch!!?? 😀



  46. Donald on December 7, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Beautifully done. I would say that your end grain needs sanding to close it up a bit and avoid the "dark ends". Great video.



  47. Joseph Joestar on December 7, 2022 at 1:13 am

    Mind me asking why u didn’t condition the wood ?



  48. Brittny Blain on December 7, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Lol when talking about sandpaper it’s "grit" not "grain" made me giggle lol it turned out gorgeous



  49. Tanya on December 7, 2022 at 1:14 am

    Do I have to sand in between coats, I only have a grit 100 on me….



  50. Anandha krishnan S nair on December 7, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Very useful, well explained