Step 13. Stain Your Carrier
After your carrier has been well sanded, wipe off any residual sanding dust and wipe on a wood conditioner prior to staining. Follow the directions for the conditioner you choose.
Once completed, stain your carrier in your choice of stain, again following the directions of the stain you choose. You may need to apply a second coat of stain, depending on how you want the finished product to look.
After allowing the stain to dry overnight, apply a top coat. Give the carrier a light sanding with fine sandpaper and apply the last top coat.
Allow the carrier to cure overnight before the final step, attaching the bottle opener.