Rust-Oleum Projects

Elegant Accent Piece

Browse Projects

  • Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator Bathroom Vanity Project
  • Baby Nursery in Natural Wood

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a wel-ventilated area. Cover the floor and nearby items with drop cloths.
  2. SAND: Sand the surface of the headboard, progressing from 120-grit, to 180-grit finishing with 220-grit sandpaper. Always sand in the direction of the grain. Remove sanding dust between each grit of sandpaper by lightly dragging the tack cloth across the surface.
  3. STAIN: Using a clean, lint-free rag, generously cover the headboard with Varathane Weathered Gray wood stain. Let the stain sit for 1-2 minutes (or as instructed on the label) then wipe off any excess using a clean rag, wiping in the direction of the grain. Ensure that all excess stain is removed from the surface. Let dry for 1 hour.
  4. EFFECT: For additional effect, apply Kona wood stain on edges or to areas where desired. Allow to sit for about 1 minute and wipe away. Wipe to desired effect. Let dry for 1 hour.
  5. PROTECT: Protect headboard by applying 2-3 coats of Varathane Triple Thick Matte using a high quality synthetic bristle brush. Wait 2 hours between coats. Allow 2 hours to dry to touch after application of final coat. Allow 48 hours to cure before moderate use of project and 7 days for total cure.
  6. FINISH: Once dry, display your elegant accent piece.