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Quick Tip Tuesday: Refilling Stain Pens

I LOVE Minwax Stain Pens!   I have all the colors and use them constantly.   So constantly that I have actually run out.   Did you know they are refillable?    Yep, and it’s so easy too!

What you will need:

  1. An empty or used-up Stain Pen
  2. Rubber gloves
  3. Tweezers
  4. a small funnel or a plastic disposable syringe  (like the kind you get with pet medicines)
  5. A small can of stain in the same color as the pen
  6. A disposable plastic cup tall enough to hold the pen upright

Step 1:     Remove the cap from the Stain pen and with your tweezers, remove the fuzzy stain tip.   Place the fuzzy stain tip on your table.  (Hopefully you are doing this on a vinyl tablecloth or something that can get messy!  If not, go do that now!)

Step 2:  Place the stain pen in your plastic cup and position so that it stands upright leaning against the cup.   (A little tilting is fine!)

Step 3:  If using a funnel, insert the funnel and pour the stain into the funnel.  Be careful not to overfill!   It only holds 9.9 ml – you don’t need much.    If you using a plastic syringe, insert the syringe into the can of stain and then pull plunger back to fill to 9 ml.

Step 4:  Use tweezers and insert fuzzy tip back into the stain pen.   push down on a piece of cardboard or paper a couple of times to get the stain into the tip and to make sure the tip is put in correctly.

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