Create Your Own Stroke of Brilliance

If you're looking for a simple and affordable way to bring colour to your drab planter boxes, try an antiquing technique that will create a European courtyard look! 

Base coat: Moorwood Vinyl Acrylic Latex Stain #963
First brush colour: Vinyl Acrylic Latex Stain #1259
Second Brush colour: Vinyl Acrylic Latex Stain #202

Brush, latex gloves, cardboard or newspaper, plastic sheet.


 4 Easy Steps to Antiquing with Stain

  1. Apply a base coat of Vinyl Acrylic Latex Stain to the planter box which will seal the natural wood. Allow to dry.
  2. Dip brush in the first colour which should be the darkest colour. Brush excess stain onto scrap cardboard before applying to planter box, so the brush has only a small amount of stain on it. ( See brochure #6 for Dry Brushing.) Dry brush sparingly, giving the planter box the first layer of texture.
  3. Apply the second brush colour in the same manner, remembering to apply stain sparingly.
  4. To soften the look as desired, add a touch of the base coat on top. Dampen your brush in water and then dip into the base coat and apply.

Compliments of: Hyde Park Paint & Paper, London