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I want to paint my dining room set(table &chairs,dry sink & hutch) a dark brown,but I want some of the wood to
Jami Taylor-StiddFebruary 8, 2013
Table & chair,dry sink & hutch
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Jami Taylor-Stidd
I know I posted this wrong! Lol it's my first time on here
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 2:02AM
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Jami Taylor-Stidd
What I want to do here is paint it dark brown w signs of natural wear(wood showing thru' in some places) this is a real wood set & I'm a lil scared- can anyone give me some ideas?
    Bookmark   February 8, 2013 at 2:05AM
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rinqreation
Get yourself a tin of darkbrown, black paint and transparent darkbrown (stain). Start with your table (it's lighter, so it will probably need a full layer in advance). Degrease first and sand down in direction of the grain. Take a brush and a peace of cloth, put on some gloves if you want. Put a bit of thinner (look if the paint is water/solvent based!) in your paint. Apply black and wipe some off as you go, especially the spots you regularly touch like corners (it will look like natural wear). When finished, leave to dry. Apply brown paint in the same way. See if you're almost satisfied or want to put on more layers and/or sand down some spots (in direction of the grain looks best). When satisfied, apply a full layer of brown stain allover and there you go. Note: better make a hundred thin layers to do it right, than two thick and start over. There sure might be more ways to do it, but this is one. Good luck!
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lauriels
You need to look on line for annie Sloan chalk paint. You do not have to prime or sand your pieces and her colors are beautiful and can be mixed. You may find that you want to actually try a color. Read about it. It's very very easy to do. And you finish with her wax. Hers are wonderful to use. I've done a few pieces and I love her paint. It goes a long way . There are tons of information on line. Check it out. You will not be sorry.
    Bookmark   September 21, 2014 at 8:15AM
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abbyjean
OLD post.
    Bookmark   September 21, 2014 at 8:19AM
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