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Using Shoe Polish to Stain Wood

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An inexpensive alternative to wood stain, that you might even already have in the house, is shoe polish. Try it on your next small project. This is a guide about using shoe polish to stain wood.


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April 2, 20040 found this helpful

Craft tip: If you have small pieces of unfinished wood that you would like stained, use liquid shoe polish. The applicator on the top helps keep your hands clean.

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May 24, 20050 found this helpful

Hi. This is a pretty neat tip. I make my own knitting needles. I wonder if I can use the shoe polish to stain it? Would you have any advice. Thanks.

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March 22, 20160 found this helpful

Hello !
I very unfortunately discovered that hair colour products are very good to stain wood and they are not greasy and would not stain the wool.
At least now my accidental wood staining experience can be useful to someone !
Really hope this helps !

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March 25, 20160 found this helpful

Years ago, in my poorer and maybe more creative days, I used paste shoe polish to stain unfinished picture frames for pen and ink sketches I had made as gifts. I applied it with the polish brush and buffed it out with a buffing brush and a cloth. The frame was tooled so the polish was darker in the recessed spaces. It looked really good.

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