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  • Denise Head

    Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Need to try

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Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain.

  • Gail Lester

    Out of all the furniture I've "madeover" & the thousands of design, painting, & DIY pins I've both read & re-pinned, somehow this is the first I've heard of this...& I think it's one of my favorite things I've ever learned re staining/painting! So excited to use this process!

Seriously?! -- Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

Vinegar is a natural way to stain your wood.  Steel wool in vinegar produces a reddish color.  Tea and metal in vinegar combine to produce a black tint.  Pennies soaked in vinegar give a lovely teal blue hue.

How to make a stain with - Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

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Well, I wonder!?! ~ Mix one part Dawn dishwashing liquid with two parts hydrogen peroxide; pour or spray it directly on the stain, and watch it disappear like MAGIC.... hmmm , worth a try!

  • Denna Mkinney

    I've seen this trick posted many times. Finally tried it out. Works great...for pet messes just add a capful of apple cider vinegar to combat the odor for good!

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Make your own Wood Stain -- they put vinegar and a steel scrubby in a glass jar for 24 hours. They loved it on all the woods except pine (it was okay, not great); and think that any old steel objects (nails?) in the jar will work just as well.