How to Stain Dominoes

by Kim Blakesley Google
Stain a wooden domino using black acrylic paint and water.

Stain a wooden domino using black acrylic paint and water.

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People around the world have played dominoes for centuries. Archeologists even found domino sets in the tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamen. The word domino itself came from a black hood called a domino worn by European Christian priests. Wooden domino sets wear with use. Rejuvenate the black surface of a wooden domino using a black stain made from acrylic paint and water.

Items you will need

  • Newspaper
  • Paper cupcake liner
  • Acrylic black paint
  • Measuring spoons
  • Water
  • Water container
  • Artist paintbrush
  • Old lint free cloth
  • Cotton swab
Step 1

Cover a flat work surface with newspaper.

Step 2

Squeeze a quarter-sized drop of black acrylic paint into the cupcake paper liner. Pour 2 tsp. of water over the acrylic paint. Mix the water and paint together to form a black stain.

Step 3

Paint the surface of the domino with the black stain mixture. Allow the stain to sit for 60 seconds.

Step 4

Wipe the surface of the domino and the white spots to remove excess stain with an old lint-free cloth. Pay close attention to wiping the stain from the white spots. Use a wet cotton swab to clean the spots thoroughly. Allow the domino to air dry 60 minutes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Change the concentration of the black dye mixture by adding less water to make it darker or more water to make it lighter.

Photo Credits

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