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Wood Stain over acrylic paint

Hey I make wood pendants out of poplar and I was wondering if I could use Minwax stain over acrylic paint? I'm trying to make the contrast a little better. 

I don't know if the image attached or not however I can link to one of the sets to show what I mean. If someone wants to suggest another process then I am all ears.

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Posted 2017-10-04T15:32:07+0000  by TonyT TonyT
Link right here to view what I mean

Thanks hopefully I can get an answer soon
Posted 2017-10-04T15:33:59+0000  by TonyT
Hey TonyT.

Unfortunately an acrylic paint will seal the wood and not allow a oil based stain to absorb. You can never put an oil base over top of a water soluble paint. It would need to be raw wood for the stain to absorb.

Posted 2017-10-05T13:54:16+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL
Oil stains must be able to penetrate the surface in order to "stain" the wood. Any paint, varnish or other finish will prevent this. However, oil stains could be used as a "glazing" liquid to somewhat stain the paint itself, giving an antiqued look. If this is the desired look, a flat paint works better than a higher sheen paint. Finally, a clear protective coating would normally be put over the top.
Posted 2017-10-06T00:15:22+0000  by ordjen
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