Today I’m sharing my formula for that perfect weathered grey finish!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Minwax Jacobean Stain
- Minwax Slate Stain
- White Paint (I am using Behr White Semi-Gloss)
- Paint brush
- Lint free cloth
The first thing you are going to want to do is prep your wood, by sanding it. I don’t use wood conditioner with this treatment for two reasons. It is not recommended that you use wood conditioner with water based stains, and that’s what I use. Also, this technique is layered, so it would not affect the outcome visually to condition your wood.
Stain your wood with Minwax Jacobean, and let dry.
Stain over the Jacobean with your Minwax Slate color, and let dry.
Soft load your paintbrush with white paint and with light strokes brush over the stained finish. ***I usually have a tester piece of wood nearby, that I use to start my brush strokes with, just so that I don’t brush too much paint on my finished project with that first stroke. ***
This weathered grey finish has so much depth, and I just love how it turns out, every time I use it!
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