Learn how to create a striped pattern with Prooftint
What you'll need
Time to sand
- Sand the whole piece with 240 grit sandpaper for a smooth, even finish.
Experiment with stain
- On a timber off-cut, experiment with the stain colour and stripe width until you land on a design you’re happy with. Geneva used Prooftint in Teak Brown and also mixed the hue with Prooftint Colour Reducer in a 1:1 ratio to create a lighter shade.
- Using a sponge, stain the entire piece in the lighter shade - the 1:1 Prooftint in Teak Brown and Prooftint Colour Reducer formula.
- Allow to dry.
Add some stripes
- Use Painter's Tape to create stripes along the front of the piece.
- Apply a coat of the darker shade - Prooftint in Teak Brown.
- Allow to dry before applying another coat.
- Remove the tape.
- If your piece requires legs like Geneva's did, cut 4 lengths of heavy duty cardboard tubing. Screw a small piece of timber inside the tube at one end.
- Wrap the legs in Sticky Bark veneer paper that’s been stained with the Prooftint and Prooftint Colour Reducer formula.
- If desired, apply the stained Sticky Bark veneer paper to the back of the cabinet.
- Coat the whole piece in Clear Varnish in Satin.
- Attach the legs by screwing through the base of the cabinet and into the small timber inside the cardboard tube.
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