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Forum topic by ewinger posted 10-20-2014 01:21 AM 797 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 01:21 AM

My wife tried today to stain the 2” squares for our check board table top. We used paint tape to tape off the 2” x 2”
squares and we had the stain getting under the tape and now we don’t have nice straight lines. ant suggestion here as how to do this?

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 01:44 AM

I believe a chess board is usually made with two separate species of wood rather than a stained surface. You could try cutting a very thin knife line to keep the stain from flowing over into the other square.

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 02:46 AM

Staining before cutting the squares is the only way I have been able to do it!

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