Do you have a furniture piece that has a great finish but the stain color is not what you want? Follow how I used a product that can change the color OVER an existing finish.
Oak Dining Table is Stained OVER Existing Finish
This round oak table had been refinished by the former owner so there was no need to strip, sand and restain BUT with a new gel stain from Fusion Mineral Paint I knew I could update the color without doing all that work. Here are many other dining table tutorials that were stripped and or painted.
First step scrub clean!
Here is one coat of Fusion's double espresso gel stain on the left and a coat of ebony going over on the right.
Now if you get some bubbles dried after a coat, I use a razor to carefully cut them off, lightly sand with a sanding sponge and move on to the next coat. A light sponge sand between coats helps too.
Be sure to brush slowly to avoid creating air bubbles which require the above tip to resolve. I use a cheap 2" chip brush.
Here is the third coat I believe on and sitting to dry. I put on 4 coats total only because I had the bubble issues. If you can avoid them you can save a coat or two.
Here are all the coats dry, the sheen is lovely, not to glossy.
Moving onto the table base I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Sterling, a soft grey using the Fusion 2" synthetic paint brush. Two coats were brushed on then black wax was added. In depth tutorial details are linked at the end for this makeover.
As you can see the top is stunning.
And the dark waxed sterling base pops.
This table is perfect to go from sweet round to more seating oval all updated in a fresh new finish.
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Gloria tulip on Jan 19, 2021
Beautiful job. I got the same results by using a glaze over a simi-gloss finish. Did not have any problem with bubbles using a glaze. I always lightly sand between finishes.
Hei50613197 on Feb 01, 2021
I have that exact same table but the top is a light oak. I’ve been trying to update my very small condo with paint and darker wood furniture. I wasn’t even thinking about my dining room table but when I saw this I just decided on a new update. Your table looks amazing and I am going to use the same color and stain as I think it would looklook great against my white Wainscot Thank you!