How Many Coats of Primer for Furniture?

How Many Coats of Primer for Furniture answered

When painting furniture, you should always use primer first. It stops stains and bleed-through and helps the paint stick better, so the end finish is better. But how many coats do you need? I recommend anywhere from 1-3 coats of primer before painting wood furniture. If the wood has lots of natural oils (tannins) and … Read more

Can You Stain Wood Black? (Step-by-Step Guide)

When choosing wood stain colors, most people opt for a shade of brown. But what if you want a darker color like black? You can use pigmented wood stain to stain wood black. These come in oil and water-based varieties, as well as gel and dye. Wood furniture, flooring, and decks can all be stained … Read more

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Does Tung Oil Darken Wood?

Tung oil is an excellent finish for any wood projects from flooring to furniture. But many people are unsure about how the oil will affect the color of the wood and whether it will darken it or not. Pure tung oil will not darken wood, but it will give it an amber tint. However, dark … Read more

How to Remove Wood Stain from Furniture

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You finally found a furniture refinishing project that you want to get started on, but where do you start? After some simple cleaning and degreasing often your next step is removing the current finish, whether its paint, stain, or a simple topcoat the process is actually quite simple. My guide today focuses on removing stain … Read more