Cerused Oak Table Using Reactive Stain
Check out out how reactive stain works to give this old worn end table a whole new look below.
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As always the first step is to scrub the project piece well and let dry.
Using my new carbide scraper from Richard tools I tried my hand at hand scraping the old finish off. The old finish scraped off nicely and in about an hour I had the top stripped without using chemicals.
I used Weatherwood Stain reactive stain in pining color. Wipe on and allow to react with the wood. This coat dried and a second coat was applied and left to dry.
There is a detailed tutorial linked at the bottom of this post that has videos applying these products. that may help further.
Next step is to apply Weatherwood Stains white maintenance oil which will not only hydrate the wood but also catch in the oak grain and give a cerused or limed look. Again two coats were applied.
For the table base, Fusion Mineral Paint in ash was brushed on using their 2" angled brush.
Now back to the top, to seal it all up Weatherwood Stains satin conversion varnish was brushed on using my 2" angled Zibra brush .
To add further cerusing/liming feel, Fusion Mineral Paint's liming wax was rubbed on.
Isn't it lovely? It has a whole new modern look making this end table pretty for many more years.
While staging my post photos I? added a fun Covid humor addition :)