IKEA INGO DIY Table Makeover PART 1Artisan Enhancements
We’re so excited to bring you our next couple of videos featuring a complete start-to-finish, multi-technique, DIY furniture makeover project!
The project begins with a plain and simple raw wood table. Unfinished wood is a blank canvas, waiting to be transformed into a work of art. The process of unlocking its hidden potential can be a truly fulfilling experience. Any unfinished piece of furniture can be re-imagined with a sprinkle of creativity, a bit of stain, and a splash of color.
In this PART 1 episode, Jim elevates a simple IKEA INGO table by giving it a timeless makeover with Nature’s Wood Stain™ and paint.
Some raw wood projects require minimal prep. Our IKEA INGO table only needed a light clean and dusting to get started. Before applying stain or paint, always make sure surfaces are free of cleaner residue, dust, dirt, and debris.
Stir Nature’s Wood Stain™ from the bottom up before every use – Do not shake. Shaking creates air bubbles in the stain which can be transferred to the surface causing undesired results. If bubbles appear while stirring, allow the bubbles to completely settle before application.
Using a lint free roller, working in small sections, apply the Nature’s Wood Stain™. Jim is using a roller because our tabletop is a large area to cover. Jim has chosen a softer “wipe back” technique to enhance the wood grain of the table. If you’re using the wipe back technique, work in small sections to control how much stain stays on the surface. Wiping back the stain also helps eliminate lap lines (aka roller lines) and brush strokes. Try to avoid drips and pooling.
After the stain is wiped back, allow the surface to dry a minimum of 72 hours before use. For optimal results, allow surfaces to cure up to 1 week before use. For a softer finish, an additional sealer maybe desired for added durability and protection.
Paint the table legs with your preferred chalky style paint in Olive. Follow paint manufacturer’s recommendation for number of coats, dry times, and sealing.
If only applying one coat of stain, we recommend applying Clear Topcoat Sealer or Clear Finish before use. After 72 hours the stained surface can be sealed with Artisan Enhancements™ sealers Clear Topcoat or Clear Finish (See Sealer Tip Sheet for proper sealer application).
Bonus Tip 1: Wax maybe used over surfaces stained with Nature’s Wood Stain™. Allow stained surface to cure for a minimum of 72 hours. After 72 hours of dry-time, additional colored waxes can be layered over the stained surface.
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