KITCHEN TABLE COLOR - Apply Minwax Dark Walnut Stain with foam brush. Then quickly wipe and blend stain with rag.. For weathered effect: Once Dark Walnut Stain is applied, apply some diluted, light gray paint with foam brush and wipe off quickly with rag. I cannot tell you the exact formula I used. I had a small, sample size of light gray paint and I added a pretty good amount of water to it. For wood weathering idea. You can read her tutorial here.