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Rit Red Shelf
Turn an inexpensive display shelf into a sleek, colorful home accent by dye-staining the wood.
- Time:1 hour
1Project time does not include the time for the dye to dry.
2Cover work surface with newspaper or a plastic table cover.
3Shake Rit Dye bottle. Mix 4 tablespoons or ¼ cup Cherry Red Rit Dye with hot water in a small bowl.
4Wearing rubber gloves, apply dye to the display shelf using a sponge or paint brush to paint the dye onto the wood. Rit Dye works just like wood stain so it's a very fast process.
5As soon as the display shelf fully dries, its ready to hang up in your room.
6Optional: to seal dye-stained wood, apply 1-2 coats of clear polyurethane with a new bristle brush. Lightly rub with 220-grit fine sandpaper, between coats and remove dust and filings with a tack cloth.