How to Stain your onthewaybox!

How to Stain your onthewaybox!

How to Stain your onthewaybox!

Our wooden box is a blank canvas with endless potential to repurpose and reuse in many ways. Staining our ontheway box is and easy and fun way to personalize and make one-of-a-kind.

Here are 3 easy steps to stain your onthewaybox!

Step 1: Collect your supplies

Supplies you'll need:

  • Tarp to keep your space clean
  • Wood stain color of your choice (We used Varathane in color Washed Navy)
  • Stain brush
  • Old rag


Step 2: Paint on the wood stain

Staining your OTWbox couldn't be made easier! Simply dip your brush into the wood stain and apply directly onto the box!
Pro tip: Test a small hidden section on your box to see if you're happy with the color you picked!


Step 3: Wipe off excess stain

Wait about 5 minutes for the stain to settle.
Then take an old rag and wipe off the excess stain. You'll know when you've wiped off all of the excess by how the rag begins to glide over the box easily.

If you prefer more color, repeat steps 2 and 3 until you reach the color you desire. We did only coat because we liked the wood grain peeking out for a more organic, natural look.


(optional) Step 4: Add a metal storage label

Take your OTWbox to the next level by adding a metal label! 
Store your goodies, valuables, and keepsakes in this special, personalized box.
Be proud of your work and display it on a shelf, media stand, or coffee table.

Good luck!