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Ryaan Tuttle

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This article was co-authored by Ryaan Tuttle and by wikiHow staff writer, Hunter Rising. Ryaan Tuttle is a Home Improvement Specialist and the CEO of Best Handyman Boston. With over 15 years of experience, Ryaan specializes in home improvement and property maintenance by leveraging technology and craftsmanship. Ryaan holds his Construction Supervisor and Home Improvement Contractor Licenses. Unlike most handyman contractors, Best Handyman Boston is licensed and insured. Boston Magazine and LocalBest.com have named Best Handyman Boston the Best Handyman in Boston. This article has been viewed 157,075 times.

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To stain pine wood, you’ll need to seal it before brushing on the stain to prevent the wood from soaking up more pigment in some areas than others. In order to prep your wood, sand it with a low-grit sandpaper to remove any inconsistencies. Next, use a higher grit sandpaper to smooth the surface, then scrub the wood with a soft sponge to restore the grain and remove any loose dust. Once your wood is clean, brush on 2 coats of wood conditioner to seal it. After the wood dries for 2 to 3 hours, spread the stain evenly across its surface. Let it dry for 24 hours, then apply more coats if you like. To learn how to protect your newly stained wood, keep reading!

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