Faux Finish with Water Based Concrete Stain Acid stain isn’t the only concrete stain used for faux finishing! Water based concrete stain, like NewLook’s SmartColor, is commonly used to faux marble or create other faux finishes. Why worry about the…Read more ›
Use Minwax Special Walnut stain for the first layer, brushing it on a little at a time, and then wiping it off. After that dried overnight, use Sherwin Williams Pro Classic water based paint in Jargon Jade, and paint the whole thing. Once that layer was dry, hit the whole thing with a sander, taking a good portion of the paint layer off.