Sometimes you get a piece of furniture and it is too pretty paint. Whether it is the color of the wood or the grain, it just speaks to you not to paint it. Don’t get me wrong, I paint most things that aren’t nailed down, but this piece is just too pretty for even me to paint. The top isn’t in bad condition, just a little dirty. Nothing that a little White Lightning from Dixie Belle couldn’t take care of.
I decided that I was going to use the Dixie Belle No Pain Gel Stain in Walnut to bring life and color back to this beauty. You would be amazed how easy gel stain is to work with. It is oil based, so I always use gloves so it doesn’t stain my hands. Here is a short video clip of what I did to the entire piece. You want to work in small areas so the DB No Pain Gel Stain doesn’t dry before you can wipe it back.
I applied the DB No Pain Gel Stain to the entire piece and let dry. The color is a little deeper and richer now. You can still see the beautiful wood grain.