Saturday, February 17, 2018

Photos: Staining Plastic Wood on My Furniture

 I recently changed all the hardware on the bedroom dresser, armoire, and nightstand. With the pulll bar handles I had to drill new holes and fill the old ones.
 I didn't need much, so I just got a small tube of plastic wood in a natural finish. Natural was the only color available in the tube. 
It was my first time using it, but I wasn't much of a fan. It's solvent-based, and while it's easier to work with than say oil-based paint, it's not easy to make it perfect. This spot here was my worst of them all. Once it's dried, its super strong, so that's a plus.  
I only needed a little stain, but I wanted something water based because I hate messing with oil-based anything. They had some water-based wipes, but the quart was almost the same in value.  
 I had it tinted to sugar maple but when you open the can it's awfully chocolate. It's a bit scary to see at first, but I put it on some scratches on the furniture and it blended in perfectly. 
The plastic wood didn't stain perfectly though, I should have went for the little tube of Minwax wood filler. 

7 comments:

  1. you learn whilst doing that's the thing, good job.

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  2. You did a lot more than I would have. I totally suck at that kind of stuff. Kudos to you for trying, and getting it close. Hugs...RO

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  3. "Live and learn" my grandmother always said. You're way ahead of me, Adam! I hope that you and Daisy are enjoying a nice weekend!

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  4. I did the same thing a few years back and it didn’t look that great

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  5. You could always just paint the entire thing if it bothers you to see the scratches. A bright white would be lovely.

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