Either means – you should sand to knock down the sheen – however to not the naked wooden. I would go over the floor with a hundred grit sandpaper to rough the surface up. Doing this can provide some “tooth” for the paint or stain to stick to. You can see how easy the end is… black stain is so much better than paint when you don’t desire a “painted furnishings” look. Black stain could be applied proper over any existing finish.
Does the stain work on on a regular basis use of chairs and have durability? They are presently a dark stained chair however I would love them black. I was going to truly purchase new chairs at present to exchange these then I got here across your post. I even have painted many items of furniture however by no means chairs because I worry about them being worn to simply. If the desk is solely stained with no protecting end, then you possibly can merely go over it with 220 sandpaper to flippantly rough up the floor a little.
Since you don’t have the identical stain it is going to be hard to match not only colour, however sheen. I would go lightly go over the entire floor with sandpaper to add some tooth to the surface. Clean it well after which add a light-weight coat of stain over the surface, working it into the scratches and then throughout. You may have to make use of a number of mild coats. Much better to make use of extra mild coats then one or two heavier coats. I will notice that since I posted the publish you read, Minwax has changed the stain formula. Some readers have told me it didn’t go one well for them.
A 5 minute going over is all that will be wanted. First you want to determine if it has a polyurethane finish on it. If it does, you’ll have to sand it slightly more as I show in my publish earlier than applying a brand new coat of stain. Then you need to use the Polyshades I utilized in my submit. Hi Nancy – There might be a few explanation why there are matte and glossy areas.
It could have nothing to do with the product and extra about the how it was utilized. Was it stirred nicely, utilized in thin even coats? If you prep the surface, stir the paint nicely, and apply mild even coats you’re going to get a great finish.