Staining Trim for a School Bus Tiny House

Bus conversion trim

staining trim for school bus conversion

Improvising a work spot while traveling.

 

 

staining trim for school bus

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.

 

 

staining trim for school bus

The exact stain that I used for the school bus tiny house trim. It came from Home Depot.

 

 

staining trim for school bus

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.

 

 

staining trim for school bus

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.

 

 

staining trim for school bus

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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