|Pickling White Stain & Seal|
Many of you know about our purchase of a fixer-upper on the fly when we down-sized. I literally found it on a web search, sent Bruce and the realtor to see it and buy it if it was OK. Let's just say it have given me a lot of opportunities to experiment with my Faux Effects products!
These were the pantry doors:
|Old bi-fold doors before|
Once I figured out how to get the doors down, I cleaned and sanded them. For a base, I rolled a coat of Royal Taupe Setcoat. For my "barn wood" I mixed 50% water with Faux Effects Sandstone and whipped it with an electric drill and paddle. You want it to look like a paste.
|Faux Effects Sandstone whipped with water for a creamy paste|
Whipped Faux Effects Sandstone for Faux Barn wood
Next, I used a wire brush to "score" the Sandstone in long strokes. This creates the grain.
1 quart of FX Thinner + 1/2 cup Pickling White Stain & Seal + 1/4 cup American Stain & Seal + 1 TBSP Rich Brown Stain & Seal. American Walnut and Rich Brown are standard useful stain colors for many projects.
I always spray my surface-especially when it's an unsealed plaster- with water. Remember water is your friend-it's an advantage of using a water-based stain product like Stain & Seal.
When the Pecan color is dry, I roll Picking White Stain & Seal mixed with FX Thinner (1:1) and wipe it back with a damp cloth.
And that's it! Up-dated bi-fold doors with a fun up-cycled look!
Want to try Pickling White yourself? Don't forget that Stain & Seal is the October Product of the Month. You may contact your local or favorite Faux Effects Studio to order-plus they should have the other products such as Sandstone and Aquaguard used in this DIY story.
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