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Custom stain an existing basket to suit your decor...
Think your existing basket would be lovely in a different hue? Most baskets are easily re-stainable! If the basket has a glossy protective finish to it, you will want to start by giving it a sanding...otherwise choose the gel stain of choice and get started!
This project takes 20 minutes to complete, but 48 hours of drying time.

Posted by Home Made by Carmona from Cleveland, Ohio, United States • Published See Home Made by Carmona's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a painted basket. How To Custom Stain A Basket - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need gel stain, a rag you can throw away, and an old (cheap) paintbrush. Oh, and you will also need some disposable gloves!

  • How to paint a painted basket. How To Custom Stain A Basket - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply the gel stain with the paintbrush, blotting to get into the overlapping fibers. It is ok to leave little clumps of gel stain soaking into the fibers.

  • How to paint a painted basket. How To Custom Stain A Basket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Go back over the area with a cloth and work the stain into the fibers. You can also "wipe off" any excess stain and get it tot he desired hue. Work your way around the entire basket, and do the inside as well.
    Allow it to dry 48 hours before use.

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