Staining on top of chalk paint to create that wooden look...

Some wood doesn't accept stain and get the color you want... Sometimes you just want an aged weathered look... I have found over the past year the wonderful charm that can be added when you stain directly on top of the chalk painted surfaces. Take a look here for more information. http://www.vintagecharmrestored.com/?p=1156
ASCP Chateau Grey and Dark Walnut Stain & Dark Wax
Le Craie Chocolat and Jacobean stain with dark wax
ASCP Coco and Jacobean stain with wipe on poly

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  • Celine Dean Celine Dean on Dec 17, 2019

    hi im in need of advice! i bought a beautiful walnut table. the person that owned it before me painted it with house paint... and the rolled it on? should i sand it off before i begin? i really want the table top to be the original dark colour.

  • Danni Carter Ullom Danni Carter Ullom on Apr 24, 2020

    I had great success with my table. I chalk painted the bottom of my table the stained over it. Came out very nice. I chalk painted the chairs and stained 2 of them yesterday and I do not like the way it looks. I have this fabric picked out for the cushions. So now I need help to fix it. What should I do?? HELP!! LOL!!

  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 26, 2021

    I want to use gel stain over chalk paint on my kitchen table. I want to go for a gray, weathered look. My question is what color chalk paint and gel stain should I use to get that look?

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  • Lozza Lozza on Nov 19, 2018

    I will definately experiment with the chalk paints,waxes and stains,as I love up cycling furniture,I always buy second hand ,as the quality is so much better,and as I have 3 teenage boys,better quality bedroom furniture with stands,kids being a little rough.😀

  • Shirley Bennett Shirley Bennett on Dec 01, 2018

    I make my own chalky paint and enjoy wax or stain finish. Depends on the look you want light wax or dark, some with stain light or colored make your own effect.

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