How-To Tuesday: Gray Wood Stain Options
How-To Tuesday is a series that incorporates both brand new and newly edited posts from the archives. Enjoy!
Original post: Gray Wood Stain – Three Options
When I first wrote this post, I had experienced three different options for gray wood stains:
- Minwax Weathered Wood
- Combo of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash
- Varathane Sunbleached
I’ve since included a new combo:
- Varathane Dark Walnut and Minwax Weathered Wood
Here are my examples from pieces finished in the above stains. From classic to beach or weathered, I believe each stain gives a different look to a piece.
The Bassett Cabinet was stained in Minwax Weathered Wood.
The Beach Chic Dresser was stained in Varathane Sunbleached. It’s creates a lighter coverage than the Minwax.
The Farmhouse Table was stained in a combo of General Finishes Walnut and Whitewash (3 parts Walnut to 1 part Whitewash). I love this combo for a true rustic gray that allows the natural wood to show through.
Lastly, the Country to Beach Chic Coffee Table was sanded back to its original grain and a combo of Varathane Dark Walnut and Minwax Weathered Wood (3 parts Walnut to 1 part Weathered Wood) was applied.
I happen to really love those gray, whitewashed beachy wood tops. I’ll share another one tomorrow with a new Before and After post! Rescue, redesign and reinvent at its best!