03-06-2011 01:10 PM
I bought my daughter a bunk bed set with dresser, computer desk it only came in a pondersoa pine, birch wood. It is solid wood and has a lot of natural knots in it. She saw a bed in a store that had a nice black finish with white details. I am wondering since this is solid wood should I attempt to use a stain using a minwax type polistain or a latex type paint? I want to cover the knots in the wood. I an unsure if there is a white stain that would cover the knots in the wood. If I use latex paint would I need to primer it first? Which would give a more finished look?.Thanks
03-06-2011 01:37 PM
Hi Jane, Welcome to the community – we are very glad you stopped by.
Using a Poly-stain will be the quickest way to influence a color change on the furniture. Keep in mind that they are stains, so you will possibly still see wood grain and knot holes. An additional coat should correct this.
Minwax sells a black color in a product called POLYSHADES. You can apply this directly to the wood with just a light sanding for prep. As far as the white accents; I would suggest coming back after the POLYSHADES coat(S) have dried and apply white oil based paint. The oil based product will have a better chance of adhering to the fresh poly coat.
Tip: use Blue Painters Tape or Frog Tape to mask off the areas you don’t want white. Also, use smaller artists/touch up brushes to apply in the smaller areas.