I have always loved glazing with a stain. I love how it really antiques the piece without creating an orange tint. The only draw back is working time is VERY VERY short, but I have a solution! Take a look below at my DIY projects for glazing with a stain.
DIY: Glazing with a Stain
My bar stools were my first project glazing with a stain on furniture. I was so pleased with how they turned out that I had to try it on a few accessories too and of course, share!
See that gorgeous brown tint that gives the distressed appearance? And not a hint of orange!
- Mix 1 part Minwax’s Dark Walnut stain with 2 parts Valspar’s Clear Mixing Glaze.
- Paint your furniture piece with desired color.
- I wanted white to show through so I first primed it and then painted the pink over the top.
- Allow paint to dry.
- Brush your stain mixture all over your piece. While adding the mixing glaze does increase your working time, it still dries faster than a regular glaze. Have wet wipes on hand to wipe off quickly. If you are completing a bigger piece, for example my stools, pick an area and paint on the stain glaze mixture then wipe it off before moving to another area.
And there you go!
Here is another piece where I used the same technique. I painted it all white before applying the stain mixture.
And look at the difference, instant antiquing!
It’s amazing what a little paint and stain can do when you want to create a vintage look. I just love how this shelf turned out.
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