Minwax Gell Stain


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shoalsman

Seen on Trading Spaces where they used a gel stain on a bedroom set and
explained that there was no sanding or prep work needed! They took a
lighter oak colored set and turned it into a darker wood...
My qyestion is.. is it possible to do the same in reverse? turn a non
real wood surface from darker to lighter? The gel stain is supposed to
go over any paint and surfaces.. to turn a darker surface lighter should
I prime it with kilz first or are there other ways?
 
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Brad

Seen on Trading Spaces where they used a gel stain on a bedroom set and
explained that there was no sanding or prep work needed! They took a
lighter oak colored set and turned it into a darker wood...
My qyestion is.. is it possible to do the same in reverse? turn a non
real wood surface from darker to lighter? The gel stain is supposed to
go over any paint and surfaces.. to turn a darker surface lighter should
I prime it with kilz first or are there other ways?
Stain over paint? What kind of look are you going for?
 
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shoalsman

according to the directions on the minwax can there is a tool that you
can buy to drag the stain so that it appears to be wood grain. Just
trying to lighten up the color it is now.
 
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GIJane

I doubt it would work very well going from dark to light. The gel is
somewhat translucent.

A side, don't trust everything you see on Trading Spaces. I can't imagine
the job was done very well unless the surface was already perfect to being
with. TV just isn't close up enough to really "see" anything.
 

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