- Drop Cloth
- Tack Cloth
Place the beam on a drop cloth. Wipe the beam with a tack cloth to remove any debris.
- Paint Brush
- Water-Based Stain or Paint
- Clean Cotton Cloth
- Thoroughly mix stain/paint. Dip brush into stain/ paint and remove excess.
- Wipe brush on a clean cotton cloth or cardboard scrap so that minimal stain/paint remains on the brush (known as dry brush method).
- Brush the remaining stain/paint onto the beam following the direction of the grain. Do not paint against the grain.
- Reload brush as needed.
Allow stain/paint to dry completely.
Evaluate color and repeat if necessary.