In this tutorial we'll show you how to apply glaze to your furniture as a stain. If you'd rather watch a video, we also have a video tutorial available towards the bottom of the page!
This technique is best for raw, natural wood. Glaze won't be able to soak into the finish of faux wood products like laminate or melamine in the same way.
Make sure your raw wood is clean and free of saw dust. If there are any contaminants, start by giving it a good wipe down with vinegar and water before you begin.
Make sure you let the first coat dry for at least an hour before you start a second coat.
This step is optional, but you might decide after your first coat that you'd like more color. If that's the case, you can apply a second coat of the same color to make it a bit darker, or try experimenting with layering multiple colors
For this stool, we applied a second coat of Slate Glaze over top of the first coat of Limestone Glaze.
These examples show what each of our five pre-tinted glaze colors look like over raw wood.