In Mark Twains classic Tom Sawyer the clever youth tricks a group of boys into the dreaded job of whitewashing his Aunt Pollys fence by convincing. To distress furniture with stain over paint I used varathane weathered gray wood stain.
I have found over the past year the wonderful charm that can be added when you stain directly on top of the chalk painted surfaces.
Amazing Stain Over White Paint. A couple of options are Minwax Polycrylic or General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. Sometimes you just want an aged weathered look. Gel stain your front door for more curb appeal.
After months of admiring this amazing gel stain makeover over at Remodelaholic I finally had a stretch of time off work long enough to dive right in and tackle this project in my home. After drying the object you can apply the stain over the paint. However even water-based top-coats from your local big box store can cause white and light-colored paints to yellow even slightly.
Paint Your choice of coverage depends on a number of factors including application intended use and individual preference. Using this over top of a white paint will cause a slight yellowing effect. My office closes from Christmas to New Years how awesome is that.
Use a dry cloth to absorb any excess water and if the object is still damp let it air dry before staining it. How to use gel stain over paint. Very easy to use low odour and Eco Friendly.
Minwax stain in Special Walnut was pretty much the perfect match. Gel Stains are an amazing way to save time money and effort. As such a stain-over-paint procedure is not recommended for most concrete structures.
Whitewash is an ideal finish to apply over new untreated pine. Comes in 6 gorgeous colours. That being said you still have the option to remove the old painted surface and replacing it with a stain coat or two.
Wipe off residual sandpaper dust and dry off the object. Hubby stained the top and then sealed it with matte polyurethane. Apply it with a brush or rag and wipe away the excess.
I like using gray wood stain on white paint because it produces a vintage look. The back of the dresser has a stamp that says Walnut Veneer the wood color was so pretty and didnt deserve to have the good areas painted over. It allows you to appreciate the wood grain without the yellow tint that you get from natural wood.
Some have suggested the Polycrylic can yellow over time when applied over white paint. Dip a washcloth in water and wipe off any dust or grit left behind by the sandpaper. Water-based stains are recommended for their ease of use and environmental friendliness although oil-based stains are more durable and last longer.
How to Use Whitewash Stain Over Wall Color. Let Barbara demonstrate the entire process in this fun tutorial. Using Stain Finishing Oil over Fusion Mineral Paint will give you a wonderful finish on painted furniture pieces.
Ultimately any color stain works for distressing painted furniture. Doing this will require you to remove all of the old paint by hand which can often be accomplished with a strong power washer. This Stain and Finishing Oil All in One is your go to solution to bare wood to show off the grain yet change the colour to your desire.
Some wood doesnt accept stain and get the color you want. I actually started this nearly a year ago but as you read on youll see my project hit an 8 month snag. Gel Stains can totally transform an existing finish so you can save on DIY rather than buying new cabinets or furniture.
Oil-based top coats over white water-based paint are guaranteed to fail. Id love to update it with fresh paint and new hardware but Ive heard that you cant get good results painting over stain. Dip a staining sponge into an open can of the stain.
Paint offers an unlimited number of color choices and can easily cover flaws or blemishes within the wood while stain helps to highlight its natural beauty for a more rustic flair. Causes of White Paint Turning Yellow How to Fix It. If you use this paint you would NOT need a top coat over the painted portion of your table ONLY the stained portion.
In todays tutorial Barbara takes you through the process of adding Fusions Stain Finishing Oil to a table top that was transformed using Fusion Mineral Paint. Staining wood furniture couldnt be easierHey there in this diy how to stain wood video i show you a great technique of applying white wood stain and achie. Top coats tend to cause yellowing.
Also this blends well with antique and farmhouse decor. My childhood dresser is beautiful but the wood stain looks faded. Wipe the stain onto the whitewashed wood liberally covering the wood with the stain.
The key is to use a semi-transparent stain as an opaque stain will look like paint. I used gel stain over my painted porch posts tooFind the gel stain I used h. Immediately wipe the stain off with a dry cloth.
They are a time saver because you dont have to strip and sand down to bare wood to start from scratch. Solid stains work better than transparent stains for covering pre-existing paint coats and can be applied directly onto the wood.