I mentioned earlier about the special stain I use...ALL THE TIME! I love the richness that it gives the wood. Its none other than Provincial 211! It stains and seals all in one.
I love how it gets down in the cracks and gives a good aged look when I want it too.
I love how it changes my left over green paint into the best green ever. I will be so sad when I run out of this opps paint because it works so well with the sauce!
Now the "sauce" can be tricky if you are not careful. On these boards that I did for a job in December I didn't leave the sauce on for long. They wanted a lighter look rather than aged.
While working with the sauce you just never know how its gonna turn out but let me just tell you... I have always been happy with my results.
Now you may want to go a bit lighter or darker or even red tones. Its just what fits your fancy. Now remember what kind of wood you choose plays a big roll in how your sauce will look. I use pine most of the time but just a tip... take a piece and paint a small spot. After it drys you can stain the painted area and get an idea of how it will look. Have fun stain'in....and remember...the secret is in the sauce!
Posted by Susie from Bienvenue at 6/08/2009