MEET NATHAN WIENS
Starting as an apprentice at 14 and owning his own shop at 18, Nathan feels his job is to bring the personality out of every piece of wood he encounters. And Varathane makes for the perfect partner.
Tips: More for Your Money
Nathan explains how to keep an eye out for less expensive and overlooked soft woods. And how Varathane stains can bring out the character in every unique piece.
Tips: A Faster Finish
Fast and efficient is important in Nathan’s projects. Discover why he relies on Varathane stains when time is of the essence.
MEET Rodney McFalls
Every antique piece has a story to tell. Rodney McFalls trusts Varathane stains to bring out those individual stories and enhance the high-end finish that he’s after.
How-To Refinish a Dresser
Rodney demonstrates how to take an old piece of furniture and transform it into something new, rewarding and trendy.
Tips: Refinishing Without Stripping
Rodney shares a quick tip on how to utilize an existing finish without stripping.
Tips: Easily Matching Existing Finishes
Varathane makes it easy to match an existing stain to another piece of furniture. Rodney shows us how.
Wood Stain: The Basics
Follow Jen Woodhouse’s recommendations for the basics of wood staining. From start to finish, your wood stain will look professional with just a few simple techniques.
Wood Finishes: Weathered Farmhouse Style
Create a weathered farmhouse-style finish with Varathane Wood Stain and Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint. A deep, rich wood stain color plus a white paint over the top will look weathered after distressing. Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood explains how to get this look in this tutorial.