How to paint so it looks like wood stain
Up until yesterday I was all ready and prepared to stain my unfinshed wood furniture(Aspen, pine,parawood.)
But after watching a show on Hgtv, I wondered if I can use a wood tone paint instead. This way I will not have any problem with stain un-eveness on the softwoods.
My question is,
1.Will painting with wood color really show the natural grains of the wood. Will the final finish look like a stained wood finish.
2.Can someone who tried this technique recommend some colors. I initially picked honey maple color from minwax.
3. I assume, if I go with paints, then I dont have to use the wood conditioner, I will use the 123 primer and then paint.?
Thanks for any suggestions or tips.