Before And After Basics

Besides using Chalk Paint®, I’m going to show you how to either refresh a piece of stained furniture or change the color completely. When done with aniline dye a pretty decent black can be obtained while preserving at least some grain detail in the wood. If you can bring a drawer to your local Home Depot (or wherever you purchase your stains) they can help you match up a stain Kathleen. Generally speaking, oil-based stains will not cure if they can’t absorb into the wood. You have a few ways to do it, but this demonstration is by using a jet black wood dye. You would need to do a test area to ensure compatibility and adhesion to the current stain. First of all staining is a one time application,you don’t stain things two three and 7 times.

You just have to apply the stain while the oil is still wet otherwise the dried linseed oil may prevent you from getting the desired hue to match the rest of the stained piece. Naturally aged wood has a great faded look that occurs from oxidization; this is usually achieved by leaving the wood outside, exposed to the elements until it has a faded, aged patina. Applying a coat of brewed tea over the steel wool mixture will react with the tannins in the wood and the tea and give you a nice dark gray/black color.

If you want to paint over the stain itself (not the Polyshade) wipe away as much of the stain as possible, (I would probably sand it a bit) and then apply an oil based primer coat over that…then paint (oil or water based). Gel stains don’t absorb quite as much as a regular stain and will help prevent major blotchiness. So for Interior woods such as doors, architrave and furniture you could have a look at Extra Tough Interior Varnish and for flooring you could look at the Extra Tough Floor Varnish I hope that helps and please let em know if you have any further questions – Sam.

Well that Japan pigment will DEFINITELY take a gel on bare wood down to a dark that should be plenty dark. We stock a vast range of coloured wood stain, including the glorious Osmo Country Colour : opaque, satin-matt and available in a host of beautiful shades including blues, greens, greys, reds, oranges and more. If the water stain isn’t gone completely, then it may at least have lightened enough to be less noticeable.


And as you can see, my steel wool/vinegar treatment didn’t really result in antiqued” wood. What we have here is a vivid depiction how important it is that the texture of your be absolutely uniform and consistent before you apply your stain. It is worth noting that the varnish will darken the overall finish of the stain so it is worth doing a small test area to ensure that you are happy with the colour.

You’ll want to get the feel of the whole process before putting it on a real piece of furniture. Consequently you may need to select a darker stain or apply two coats to get your desired colour. I want to stain (or some other process not paint) a parguet floor…its that old style parquet made up of narrow strips of oak with different grains exposed. Potassium permanganate can also be applied to wood species that are low in tannins. Go to sherwin williams, ask for the high solids sealer, tell them you want a black color, they will tint the sealer for you.

Thank you for your inquiry, you could use the Manns Oak Wood Stain there is a wide range of colours available in this range and because its water based you can lighten slightly by adding water to try and achieve a similar look on both surfaces. If not, try several different methods for removing the stain from the wood floor. A glazing stain is color that is applied somewhat thickly over a sealed surface.

Top to bottom, that’s walnut, aspen (the wood that we used for our tabletop props ), and pine using a 24-hour old iron solution. As the Furniture has been pre varnished it will not take a stain into the wood, this is because the varnish creates a seal on the surface of the wood stopping anything from penetrating the wood. Let the piece of furniture dry for at least two days before doing any further work on it. MDF is tricky to stain becasue it’s so absorptive it’s tough to get a uniform look without using a lot of product.

With the Polyshades, just give it a very light sand (just enough to scratch it up and give the stain something to latch on to-try not to remove any of the stain that’s there) and then add a second coat. But again, if that one board is a different species, it will always look different unless you obscure it completely with a thick stain. I’d also like to try the steel wool/vinegar method, and then follow up with stain BEFORE waxing the wood. And yes, if the stain overflowed to the poly, your next coat may not adhere 100%.

This allows the wood to show through the stain to simulate the wear and tear that normally happens from knocks and bumps and excess handling. The best way to stain using Polyshades is to just make sure you’re using very thin, even strokes. Laundry Bleach: This mild bleach can solve most refinishing color problems, from stain or filler not removed in stripping to ink stains and water spots. Making Wood lighter in colour can be difficult and you may be looking at bleaching, which is not something we offer as a product. This is to remove any residue and to help see if the stain is what you are looking for.