I used cheap 1×2 and 1×4 furring strips for the trim. Hand sanding with #220 grit sandpaper worked well enough. But I started using a palm sander later in the project and now wouldn’t recommend hand sanding. The sander was much faster and made a better final product.
The exact stain that I used for the school bus tiny house trim. It came from Home Depot.
The trick to the stain was figuring out how long to leave it on before wiping. Keep mixing also or your stain will get progressively darker throughout the project.
I underestimated how much trim the bus would take. It ended up being three days of just sanding and staining trim. I cut these longer pieces as needed then touched up the cut ends with stain.
Trim with two coats of semi-gloss polyurethane. I’ll add a third coat to the entire bus conversion when I have more time and a controlled environment to work in.
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