Board for Staining or Painting Projects




About: Hi my name is David, I like to make things out of Wood, also like to take things apart and fixed them.

Today I will show you how I made a Paint/ Stain board, using a piece of plain 2 Foot X 4 Foot x 1/4" thick Pegboard. This is great to have around, for any of your Paint or Stain projects, you will see me use this over and over again. This keeps your project up about a 1/2" from the surface, so that you can paint or stain the edges, without it touching a flat surface.

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Step 1: Supplies

You will need the following:

2' x 4' x 1/4" Pegboard

Hot Glue Gun

Hot Glue sticks

1000 or more 3/4" Long screws

Step 2: Assembly

With the Glue Gun on and hot, You might want to wear gloves for this, be careful. Apply a little Hot glue around the hole and push the screw thru the hole. The Hot glue, when cools down will hold the screws in place, now do this for all the holes, mine was over a 1000.

Please be Careful when using Hot Glue

Step 3: Finish

As you can see in the above picture, I used this when making my Tic Tac ToeToilet Paper holder. I have used this Paint/Stain board several times, it is real handy to have around. I hope this helps somebody and as always, Thanks for checking out my Instructable.



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    7 Discussions


    1 year ago on Step 3

    A very useful Idea, thanks for sharing.


    1 year ago

    Nice. Do you have any problems with the screws scratching the surface of the finished piece? Such as if you were going to be finishing both sides. I had thought of using plastic golf tees instead, which might be softer.

    Just a thought, but it may be more efficient and versatile to make at least four 1' square boards instead of one large board, or various sizes. It would use less screws and stack to store in a much smaller space, but you could use the squares in different positions or configurations, depending on the size and shape of the piece you're finishing.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks, and I haven't had any problem finishing both sides, as for the golf tees, that might be a better idea. You can make different sizes, I just used what I had on hand.