Stain Over Paint – The spots are designed to filter in and seal the wood, while the wood paint seals by sitting on top of it. The stain can be applied over paint to accent parts of it, but some additional precautions must be taken because the stain does not seep into the paint and drip and splatter patterns are likely to form. Stain comes in semitransparent and semi-solid varieties. Semi-solids, sometimes called solid-colored spots, can be easily applied to painted wood that is in good condition. Semitransparent dyes, the most common type, can be applied over the paint to accentuate the color already in the wood. You want your bathroom vanity to look bright, clean and fresh. White cabinets achieve that by giving a clean appearance. His white cabinets illuminate the entire bathroom, and his only drawback is that Stark can appear and bored.
Adding a few layers of varnish on the white paint gives antique feel closets and softens the rawness of the white paint. Clean the cabinets with an ammonia-based cleaner. Spray stain over paint technique on the cabinets and wipe with a cloth. Sand the cabinets with medium grain sandpaper to create areas of bare wood at the corners and other raised areas of detail. Think of mimicking the look of years of wear, focusing on areas that would naturally be scratch and worn. Clean all sanding dust with a damp cloth. Distress the surface of the cabinets. You can use steel wool or a hammer to create dents and bumps in the wood. Tap the wood with the head of the hammer along the edges of every few steps. Choose sporadic stains from the cabinet to rub gently with steel wool.
Wet a brush on the stain. Choose a dark spot for the most dramatic result. Apply the dye to the cabinets in a thin layer. Wipe the excess stain with a clean cloth. Allow the stain to dry for two to one hour. Make sure you get the spots on the dents and scratches that you created with the hammer and steel wool. Add another layer of dye. Wipe the excess with a damp cloth. Continue adding gel stain over paint until you achieve the look that you like. Allow the dye to dry overnight. Change your knobs on drawers and handles to coordinate with your new antique look. You can find ancient pulls in flea markets, thrift stores and online. Many retailers sell knobs that mimic an old look. Choose oiled brass, iron or tin knobs for the most authentic looking finished product.