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Lightening Up Dark Paneling

Great Paint Finishes for a Gorgeous Home - Chapter 4

Step one

Step 1
First you need to wipe your surface clean of any dirt, grease or wax buildup. Use T.S.P. or Soilax to clean your surface. Then use ESP or its equivalent to soften up the varnish or urethane so you will create a good surface for your stain to bond to.


Step two

Step 2
Using your oil brush, first apply the stain into the grooves with 100% coverage.


Step one

Step 3
Even out the stain from the grooves for 100% coverage of two to four boards at once. Make sure you keep a clean outside working edge. Keep the stain as even in consistency as possible.


Introduction | Steps 1-3 | Steps 4-6 | Finish
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