Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.
Step 1
- Wipe off the wood birdhouses with a damp soft cloth to remove any excess dust.

- Use a wet paintbrush to apply the stain in the areas desired.

Step 2
- Use a soft damp cloth to remove excess stain and reduce the color, allowing the woodgrain to show. Let dry.

- Sand areas of the birdhouses, if desired, to create highlights, as the natural wood will show through.
TIP: To create highlights and lowlights, apply a diluted thin coat of white or black to the area desired,
Step 3
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    • Color: Harbor View
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