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How to paint so it looks like wood stain

Posted by amav31 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 9, 08 at 16:27

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.


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RE: How to paint so it looks like wood stain

You may have better success using masking stain or heavy wiping stains.

Michael

Here is a link that might be useful: stain


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