With Everything ready all thats left to do is dip and stain.This will take about 2 coats. Just like the sanding process, we will want to do one area at a time. The first step to staining the naked wood is to dip the foam brush about a quarter of the way into the quart sized stain can. You don't need to slid it on the edge of the can to get any runs out because it is foam and the rest of the brush that is dry will absord it. Staining is as easy as painting water onto the table. Its really very hard to go wrong with this. Just start at a flat edge and swipe back and forth. You will see that you can get pretty far with just one quarter dip of the brush. It will go fast, even when you take your time. Just go at the table in the pie formation until you got one half the the table covered completely. Then without dipping the brush go back over the entire area you previously stained to ensure even coverage of the stain. There should be enough on the brush after this to hit the edges of the table, in doing the edges last you will not have any drips or runs and there should be plenty of stain with in the brush to do this.
Now that you have done one full coat. Put the lid back on the stain and put the brush inside a plastic bag to keep any dust and particulate out of it until the 3 hours have passed until its time for the final stain coat.