You can apply Gel Stain to MDF stained surfaces and most painted surfaces including milk paint chalk paint and latex paint. Sometimes you just want an aged weathered look.
The No Pain Gel Stain can be applied over raw wood chalk painted surfaces previously stained wood and factory finishes.
Gel stain over chalk paint. You can apply it with a natural bristle brush foam brush or cotton rag this last one being my favorite way. Some wood doesnt accept stain and get the color you want. Its amazing what a simple coat of gel stain can do to freshen up an old piece of furniture.
My daughter and I decided to give our farm house style dining table a makeover using gel stain and chalk mineral paint. I scored the desk for 20 already had the gel stain on hand because Ive used it for other projects and a little goes a long way so all I needed to buy was the chalk paint and hardware. Pick a gel stain in a color darker than the initial paint color.
Well today I am going to share another gel stain project. Sanding down to raw wood would be the very best practice but the following is the most common prep – it only takes a few minutes. Wipe the whole piece down so you dont have any dust particles left behind.
Java Gel Stain by General Finishes for the Top. This allows it to be used over existing top coats with a slick veneer or old paint and previous stains with little prep work. Paint will not adhere right to the wax.
How to use gel stain over paint. Take a look here for more information. Desk Refinished Using Gel Stain and Chalk Paint This whole project was about 40 in total.
Relatively goof proof gel stains contain urethane. It comes in 6 color options that can be mixed or layered for custom finishes. You may want to apply more coats to achieve the desired color or depth of warmth for woodwork.
No need to remove the entire finish. Not every stain absorbs well over paint so gel stain is your best option for a rich even color. This weeks video is a fun collaboration with my friend Christina Muscari as we re-create her most viewed YouTube video.
A little Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint when you open the door. The New Angle On Stain Over Chalk Paint Just Released. We will use Dixie Belle products l.
If you havent subscribed to my channel make sure you do that before you leave here. Find an off-white chalk paint color close to the lightest color in your fabric and do a wash over the table base and chairs. To get a beautiful stained finish over a painted surface you will need GF Java gel stain.
If you are applying it in layers and not wiping away you will want to apply it similarly to how you would apply a poly product. Go over the whole piece with a sanding sponge or fine-grit sandpaper to smooth everything out. A good gel stain should only take one coat to get a desired uniform look.
First be sure to stir the gel stain well. Use a gel stain thats darker than the paint color or else it might not show up very well. Gel stain your front door for more curb appeal.
Georgian Cherry Picklin White Weathered Gray Colonal Black Espresso Walnut. White washing is typically half water with half paint. To stain over paint you can use gel stain which is able to stick to painted surfaces.
It will be very runny so have paper towels or rags ready to catch and blot as you go. You can adjust your ratio to your liking. One may also ask can you distress stain.
Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look. I used gel stain over my painted porch posts tooFind the gel stain I used h. Lightly sand just enough to rough it up.
Before you apply the gel stain youll need to lightly sand the surface to get rid of any bumps. You want to use a penetrating wax in case you choose to employ an additional protectant for it. I have found over the past year the wonderful charm that can be added when you stain directly on top of the chalk painted surfaces.
Avoid applying light stains over dark paint as the stain will be less likely to show up on the surface. You see because the wax dries it becomes a pure water repellant. My least favorite way to use gel stains.
Paint your piece with 2 coats of the chalk paint using a foam roller or angle brush allowing it to dry in between coats. Use a gel stain for full coverage over the paint. Because MDF is not as absorbent as natural wood let the piece dry for a couple of days in-between coats and before applying top coat.
The very clear wax let us you slip and handle the dark wax onto your own piece. This will also allow your gel stain to grab better. Were gonna be working with Annie Sloan chalk paint as well as General Finishes Java gel and just doing a really easy beginners guide to doing over a side table.
You can apply Gel Stain to MDF stained surfaces and most painted surfaces including milk paint chalk paint and latex paint. For this piece I lightly sanded the the top of the chest with 220 grit sand paper and wiped off any dust particles typically you would not need to sand. And today Im gonna be doing a tutorial thats gonna be perfect for beginners.
In fact second to chalk paints my next favorite products are gel stains.