Aging Furniture With Stain Over Paint. Instead of moving the brush back and forth to work paint into the wood brush the clear on in just a few single smooth swipes. The first step was to stain the new wood with Minwax Special Walnut.
Heres what you will need. We love this Drexel dresser that we painted red. I planned to paint his table white so I needed to prime to prevent bleed through.
This way what shows through after distressing has similar wood tones.
Older furniture often has tannin in the original stain and this tannin will bleed through and discolor you paint if you are using a light paint color such as white. Use a dry cloth to absorb any excess water and if the object is still damp let it air dry before staining it. Paint adheres well over water-based stain so after completing the prep steps outlined above apply a water-based latex. From refinishing painted furniture to adding depth and dimension to carved details using stain OVER paint is an awesome and easy finishing technique for your Were talking edges junctions and high points.