Well, hi there. Here’s a little quickie I discovered after I made a giant mess of … myself.
A friend, who is a talented wood worker, made me a lovely bracket for my grain mill. I had been aching to mount it on the wall in the kitchen, but was afraid I might rip the whole wall down, if I did it myself.
My job was to finish it. I applied the wood conditioner, then the cherry stain.
Well, there weren’t any gloves around and I was very eager to finish my part so that it could be mounted.
I’m sure you can imagine just how messy a novice stainer might get. Oh, I was now a lovely cherry color thoroughly past my wrists.
When I got to the sink I stood there a moment contemplating. Then I spied the salt that was not put in the cabinet earlier. Salt is supposed to absorb things, right? You bet!
So with a few drop of dish detergent and about a tablespoon of salt, I easily scrubbed away all that cherry stain soaked into my skin.
I was shocked and thrilled.
So the next time you get over eager with the wood stain, remember….
Cum Grano Salis