When making things out of raw wood I always like to use paint as a stain. Not only does it save you a tonne of money because your usually have the paint already. And it can give you so many different shades too depending what look you are after. Today I’m sharing the best way I have found on how to Stain Raw Wood with Paint.
How To Stain Raw Wood With Paint
Whether it be a piece of furniture that you made, raw wood frames or an undercoat for a sign. The possibilities and colours are endless. Its also great if you are thinking of layering with your favourite colour over the top and then distressing, rather than having the raw wood coming through. It adds a nicer contrast.
- Raw Wood Sign or Piece of Furniture
- Plastic Cups
- Jug of Warm Water
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Chocolate
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Candy Bar
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Curio
Step 1 – Pop a table spoon of either Curio, Coal Black, Chocolate or Candy Bar into your cup along with a splash of water. More water than paint. Then using your mixer mix away until the paint and water is combined.
Step 2 – Grab your chux cloth and then dip into your stain mix. Apply evenly. If you find that it’s not dark enough for your liking add some paint, mix and then reapply blending as you go.
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!
I could kick myself for not trying this trick of yours Sam. Stain can be so expensive and the paint works so well based on your piccies. I’m so going to experiment with some paint this weekend.
It sure can be, Michelle!! Hope you have a ball!!!
What tyoe of wood was used for these samples? I love the candy bar color and have a wood wall (behind a tv that is raw pine I want to transform…
Hi there, Linsday! This is just plain pine, so your wall behind your TV would work perfectly with Sweet Pickins – Candy Bar! Can’t wait to see what you do 🙂
I’m going to use your technique with a small child and precut shapes. It should be a good way to inexpensively tint .
It sure is Gwen and so easy to do!