Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CeCe Caldwell's Stain put To the Test

CeCe Caldwell's Stains are amazingly simple to use and the best part "no stinky smell". Remember this little table?

The top was not in bad condition, just a few scratches so I wanted to leave the top unpainted. I didn't however like the color of the top of the table, so I decided to put the CeCe Caldwell's Stain, Kukui, to the test. Not only did I not like the color but I didn't want to strip the top - being lazy I guess. I had just finished stripping the top a desk and you can go here to find out how to strip and stain.  I sanded the edges a bit with a sanding sponge to remove the turquoise paint that accidentally worked it's way to the top! I then stirred the Kukui stain and applied my first coat to the top with a soft cotton cloth. Wait no stripping first? I must admit I was a little skeptical about this but I could not be more pleased with the final result. Here is a picture of my first coat of stain - 

The wood grain immediately popped and the color was so much richer - just what I was hoping for! And that was just the first coat. After letting that dry for a couple of hours I applied the second coat. Here is a picture of the second coat of Kukui -

I did apply one more coat which I would recommend for extra protection. If you reach the enhanced color that you like after one or two applications of the CeCe Stain put a couple of coats of CeCe Caldwell's Endurance on top. Do you have some projects that need just a little "face lift" - this could be your answer. You can order our stains here from our web store or stop by Fresh and pick up a can of this amazing product!

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