My husband came up with this cool way to stain (would work for paint too!) round things like closet rods. He put a small nail through the top and then hung them with string from our basement ceiling. He did them all next to each other and was able to quickly stain all of our closet rods in a short amount of time.
Okay. I'll admit it.
When my husband suggested staining the closet rods, I thought it sounded like a waste of time. Who ever sees those things, since they are usually covered with hangers?
But I've learned since he does the projects he suggests, I can just keep my mouth shut and watch for the results.
Let me tell ya...they were worth it! I love the way they looks stained, and the stuff he uses comes with a Poly in it, so they are super smooth too. The hangers can just glide along.
So I cut them off the ceiling and went about re-installing them: