First paint the furniture the color you want then wipe stain over it. Wipe in the direction of the wood grain so that it looks more natural.

A New Painting Technique, for me at least

First paint the furniture the color you want then wipe stain over it. Wipe in the direction of the wood grain so that it looks more natural.

When the wood on an antique piece of furniture cannot be completely stained due to imperfections, this technique is a great way to compromise. We love this Drexel dresser that we painted red! Then, we used the stain-over-paint technique to help reveal the wood grain and some age. Find more details in our blog!

When the wood on an antique piece of furniture cannot be completely stained due to imperfections, this technique is a great way to compromise. We love this Drexel dresser that we painted red! Then, we used the stain-over-paint technique to help reveal the wood grain and some age. Find more details in our blog!

Dry Brush Over Stain   This table has quite the story.  Three years ago, I bought it at a yard sale, for $15.  Truthfully, it probably wasn’t worth $5.  It was in BAD shape but I was looking for a chunky, square table and it fit the description. I knew ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) would fix it up and sure enough, it did the trick.  I must admit that it was quite a challenge though. The table was covered in all kinds of nail polish, glue and other mystery substances.  A month ago, I decided…

Dry Brush Over Stain This table has quite the story. Three years ago, I bought it at a yard sale, for $15. Truthfully, it probably wasn’t worth $5. It was in BAD shape but I was looking for a chunky, square table and it fit the description. I knew ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) would fix it up and sure enough, it did the trick. I must admit that it was quite a challenge though. The table was covered in all kinds of nail polish, glue and other mystery substances. A month ago, I decided…

DIY Barn Wood Technique | Paint Trick | the tutorial uses Cece Caldwell paints, but can get the same with other paints/stains -- Step 1: Gray (Pittsburgh Gray) and water into wood grain, Step 2: Dry, Step 3: Wipe stain over it (She used Savannah Praline) Step 4:  Let stain Dry a few hours, Step 5: Small amount of white (Simply White) paint and dry brush onto it going with grain (wipe off excess as needed, but may need to add more after wiping excess), Step 6: Let cure or wipe on wax or…

DIY Barn Wood Technique | Paint Trick | the tutorial uses Cece Caldwell paints, but can get the same with other paints/stains -- Step 1: Gray (Pittsburgh Gray) and water into wood grain, Step 2: Dry, Step 3: Wipe stain over it (She used Savannah Praline) Step 4: Let stain Dry a few hours, Step 5: Small amount of white (Simply White) paint and dry brush onto it going with grain (wipe off excess as needed, but may need to add more after wiping excess), Step 6: Let cure or wipe on wax or…

Beautiful weathered finish using Minwax "Special Walnut" over  a light coat of Rustoleum "Weathered Grey". Stunning finish.

Beautiful weathered finish using Minwax "Special Walnut" over a light coat of Rustoleum "Weathered Grey". Stunning finish.

DIY: Paint & Stain Furniture Finish - very easy tutorial on how to get this finish. She paints over stain & then stains again! I never would have thought to do that! Good beginner's project!

DIY: Paint & Stain Furniture Finish - very easy tutorial on how to get this finish. She paints over stain & then stains again! I never would have thought to do that! Good beginner's project!

You can paint over stained wood trim, cabinets, doors, furniture, or most any other stained wood, however you must prepare the stained wood before painting so the paint will stick.  Here are the steps for how to paint over stained wood proper...

How to Paint Over Stained Wood

You can paint over stained wood trim, cabinets, doors, furniture, or most any other stained wood, however you must prepare the stained wood before painting so the paint will stick. Here are the steps for how to paint over stained wood proper...

I used rough sawn cedar that was left over from a friend's warehouse ... I cut…

I used rough sawn cedar that was left over from a friend's warehouse ... I cut…

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