Asked on May 12, 2017

Which looks better?

Kvr12647052Caseyem11Katherine Anne


Restored painted unit with stained top OR
Restored painted unit with painted top (same color)?
6 answers
  • really is a matter of taste and style. some woods with really pretty grain look nice with a stain.
  • Tgs1610824
    on May 12, 2017

    if you are looking for a sleek look the painted unit with the painted top maybe the way to go. What look are you going for? Hope this helps! Have a great day.
  • Katherine Anne
    on May 12, 2017

    I'm not sure what you mean by unit but let's say we're talking about a table. I think that if everything was painted but the table top and then table top was stained a darker color...I'd like that best. I think it looks classy and higher-end. It really just depends on where you might want to put the piece you are working on, as to finish you will choose. So, if I'm understanding your question correctly, I would choose a painted lower portion (legs/facing) and a darker stain table top.
  • Kvr12647052
    on May 12, 2017

    Thank you Elizabeth! I appreciate your input.
  • Caseyem11
    on May 12, 2017

    depending on the wood, I would go with a stained top followed by a couple of coats of water based poly in a satin finish.
  • Kvr12647052
    on May 12, 2017

    Thank you everyone - I appreciate the input! Have a great day.
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