CURIO AS A STAIN

We are loving this beautiful horn coat rack by Annie of Simply Chic.  

After mixing the paint, Annie lightly sanded any rough edges and applied 3 coats of Curio as a stain.  She sealed the piece with two coats of Hemp Oil.  READ THE FULL POST HERE.

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First, lets get our ingredients ready. Of course we need our MMSMP in Curio then our mixing cup and stir stick, plus our measuring instruments. I must preface this by saying that I try to recycle as many things as possible. You will notice my cup is from Starbucks; this is because my husband had an every day addiction to it so I asked him to please bring me home his cups. I just clean them out with a little soap and water and they are good to go! I think I must have a whole cabinet full by now. Also my stir stick has duck tape on the end because I didn’t have a short stick so I just broke a long one in half. Now to the measuring…

 

When you use this paint the normal ratio is 1 to 1 but in using as a stain it is 3 to 1. For this project though I chose to do a 2 to 1 ratio. That is 2 parts water to 1 part MMSMP.

I used a light sand paper to open up the grain and also to remove any rough edges of the wood. Cleaning off the piece after sanding is really important, you can use a vacuum or some Windex and a rag.   

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