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Baseball Bat Flag

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  • Estimated Time

    Approximately 24 hours

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This DIY baseball bat project is easy with Varathane wood stain. Combine All-American patriotism and your favorite sport for a piece that’s sure to start a conversation. 

Step 1: Remove any existing finishes with sandpaper or liquid stripper. Prepare bare wood for staining by sanding in the direction of the wood grain. Begin with #120 grit sandpaper and progress to #220 grits. Wipe off sand­ing dust with a lint-free cloth before staining. 

Step 2: Stir or shake material thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Apply a sample of stain on an inconspicuous area to test. Apply one coat of stain liberally with a brush or clean, lint-free cloth. Allow to penetrate for 5-10 minutes then remove excess by wiping with another clean cloth in the direction of the grain.

Step 3: Allow stain to dry to the touch for approximately 1 hour.  Apply one coat of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. Allow at least 2 hours to dry.  All 24 hours for full cure.

Step 4: Once fully cured, stars can be glued to the blue portion of the project and bats can be assembled on a firm backing, such as plywood.