Unleashing Creativity: The Coloured Stain Side Table

Create unique pastel wood stains with Prooftint and Liming White

Unlock a kaleidoscope of pastel shades and vibrant colours to breathe new life into your timber furniture. Pinks, greens and blues are all possible with Prooftint, Stain & Varnish Liming White, and a little experimentation. 
The beauty of this technique lies in its ability to impart a beautiful colour while still allowing the timber's natural grain and texture to shine through. Read on to discover how Geneva Vanderzeil created this side table in a fun, pink shade.

Coloured Stain Side Table

What you'll need

woodstain colours
Feast Watson Prooftint™
Stain & Varnish Liming White
Feast Watson Stain & Varnish
Liming White
Paint Brush
Timber tabletop round
3 Timber Legs
3 Leg Bases

Time to experiment!

  1. Pour an even amount of Liming White Stain & Varnish into various containers. Add 2-3 drops of your desired Prooftint stain to a bowl and mix well. NB: To achieve the best colours, mix no more than 5% Prooftint to Stain & Varnish Liming White.
  2. Using a brush, apply your colour creations onto a scrap piece of timber to discover your favourite shades.
  3. If you want to deepen the colour, increase the number of Prooftint drops.
  4. To create Geneva's pink shade, mix Stain & Varnish Liming White with 3 drops of Prooftint in Cedar.

Coloured Stain Experimenting

Time to stain

  1. Once you have achieved your desired colour, apply the wood stain to each timber piece of your side table.
  2. Allow the stain to penetrate for 2-5 minutes before wiping the excess with a cloth.
  3. Allow to dry completely.

Applying coloured stain to side table

Assemble your side table

  1. Screw each leg to the middle of the base piece.
  2. Evenly arrange the legs and screw each leg into the underside of the tabletop. 1 screw in each corner of the base piece.
Are you ready to unlock the secret of creating your very own coloured wood stain wonders? View our range of Prooftint hues to get you started. The possibilities are boundless, and we can't wait to see what colours you'll create!

Colour Stain Side Table

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