Here’s How to Stain a Statement
Wood-Shield Best Solid Acrylic Stain
• paint brushes 1612-116
• painter’s tape 1670-130
• plastic plate 6460-607
• paper towel 4661-350
• stencil brushes 1610-344
• 2” stencil kit 2451-313
• sanding sponge 1061-499
• Paint the entire picnic table, including the bottom of the legs (shown: Seashell Silver).
• Tape off different lengths of each board with painter’s tape so the tabletop and seats will look
like they were created from different lengths of reclaimed boards.
• Decide on the desired colours for each board (shown: Cape Cod Grey, Eames Blue). Paint the
boards letting some of the underneath colour show through.
• Next, using a dry brush technique lightly swipe down the board with the accent colour. If it looks
too strong, lightly brush the base colour on top. Keep playing with the stain until you get the
desired distressed look. Let dry.
• Paint the remaining portion of each board a different colour using the same technique as above.
Let dry. Remove all tape.
• Sand all edges and lightly sand the top for a worn look.
• Use a dry brush technique to stencil numbers on the edge of random boards with stain colour
(shown: Granite Ridge). Let dry and lightly sand to soften stencil.
Dry brush technique:Place a small amount of stain on a plastic plate, dip the brush in the stain and then wipe off most of the paint on a paper towel.
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