Coffee Table Makeover - With the New Saman Clay Stain

by Terra
3 Materials
Today's furniture makeover project I am sharing is a clients coffee table they purchased used and asked us to refinish for them. I was super excited when they told us they wanted us to strip and re-stain with the new Saman Clay... as I've been dying to used this colour!
Before photo
Step 1: Clean and chemical strip the finish.
Step 2: Now time to lightly sand and make a few repairs on the drawers.
After photo
Step 3: I stained the entire piece with Saman Clay Stain ... I used a 8oz bottle and it only need about 3oz to do this huge coffee table!

Stain colours are difficult to photograph but if I had to describe this stain colour it's definiatly a very dark grey-black.... reminds me of Superior Paint Co. Cast Black or a cast iron pot.
After photo
Step 4: After the staining we applied 4 coats of Saman water-based Varnish and finished by adding the newly refinishing hardware.

Here's a close up of the Clay stain
Suggested materials:
  • Dad's Easy Spray Remover   (
  • Saman Clay Stain   (
  • Saman Varnish   (
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