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
- Apply a base coat of Vinyl Acrylic
Latex Stain to the planter box which will seal the natural wood.
Allow to dry.
- 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
- Apply the second brush colour in the
same manner, remembering to apply stain sparingly.
- 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,