Can I use unicorn spit on wood with a finish?

by Val

The large piece I want to use the spit on is not going to be sanded, I'm only using krud kutter deglosser on it. It did not cut the shine thou. As long as I have cleaned it well can I go ahead with the spit? Its my first time using it. This piece can't be moved from its current spot in my living room. This is the reason I am not sanding it.Thank you!!

  8 answers
  • Unexpected Elegance Unexpected Elegance on Feb 10, 2020

    Does the tip from this site help?

    "Penetrates deep into bare wood grain or glazes over existing finishes, brightening and highlighting painted surfaces. "

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 10, 2020

    Hi! The short answer is yes, you can. It will probably have more of a glaze appearance than if applied to bare wood. The cool thing about unicorn spit is you can layer colors and it sticks to most surfaces. There is a great site I have bookmarked about it, so here it is:

  • Dee Dee on Feb 10, 2020

    Unicorn SPiT SPARKLiNG is a PAINT, GEL STAIN and GLAZE in One! ... The refreshing LEMONGRASS SCENTED, VIBRANT COLORED gel stain is ideal for use in creating or refinishing tons of projects! Unicorn SPiT SPARKLiNG stains deep into the pores of bare wood and other materials—embedding luminous sparkles and shimmer!

    Paint, gel stain and glaze in one, it can be used on wood, glass, metal, fabric, pottery, wicker, concrete and laminate. It penetrates deep into bare wood grain, or glazes over existing finishes, brightens and highlights chalk paint, and provides a 3-D effect. Choose from 10 vibrant colors that can be used as paint or mixed with water to create glaze, stain, white wash or antiquing tint

  • Maura White Maura White on Feb 10, 2020

    I didn't sand this project here and it worked ok!

  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 10, 2020

    You should be good to go with your spit. But I recommend doing a couple test runs first, especially if this is your first time using it. Have fun and figure out what you like and the things you don't like.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 11, 2020

    Hi Val, Unicorn Spit should work fine without sanding first. If you piece is dark, you may find that some of the US colors don't show up like they should and you'll either need to prime it first with a light coloured primer, or add many layers of US. Have fun

  • Yes it will work, but it does work better if the surface is slightly rough.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Sep 24, 2022

    It will work very well, a slightly rougher surface will be a bit better, but you should be ok, it may turn out glossier than if it was just plain wood.