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Posted on To paint or to stain?

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 07:31 PM

I’d first brush on a gel stain, slightly thinned. But don’t wipe it off. The effect is a covering akin to paint yet allowing some if the wood character to come through…controlled by you. It’s a good way. You can even get fancy with some artifical graining techniques, if you like. It’s the same technique you use to “stain” a fiberglass or metal door to look like wood.

Seal with some good poly afterwards…kids are rough on furniture.

-- jay,

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