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    • By scrub 9th Oct 16, 11:00 AM
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    Staining a pine table grey
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    Staining a pine table grey 9th Oct 16 at 11:00 AM
    I want to stain / dye a pine table a mid-grey from Ikea to match my new kitchen but finding it quite hard to find the right thing to do the job in that colour.

    I want to be able to see the grain of the table - all I find is outdoor fence stains or grey furniture paints. Not sure if outdoor stains are suitable for a dining table or furniture paints won't look great once waxed.

    Any ideas?
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    • By glasgowdan 9th Oct 16, 11:25 AM
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    Chalk paint will do well, it's trendy and therefore expensive though. Everyone wants to be chic!
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    • By Reece_ 9th Oct 16, 7:22 PM
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    Depending on the shade of grey, osmo oil tints or oil stains, the tints are easier to work with but the stains give you more scope on making it lighter or darker depending on what you're looking for.
    If you use the stains then you'll have to put a clear coat of polyx over the top.
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    • By Nomoonatall 9th Oct 16, 8:14 PM
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    You could have a go at making your own chalk paint...it's a lot cheaper! Add Plaster of Paris to normal paint...you'll have to look it up, got a migraine approaching...sorry. I'm going to paint my dining table in this way though.
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    • By scrub 9th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 11:16 PM
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    Thanks everyone.
    Thanks everyone,

    I'd seen the Osmo stains but wasn't sure if they were suitable for an indoor table. I'll check them out again.

    I'm using Rustoleum chalky finish furniture paint on the legs.
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    • By esmy 11th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 4:17 PM
    Google 'Colour Washing' - I think this would give the effect that you're after and would be very cheap to do with a small amount of grey emulsion
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    • By Wassa123 11th Oct 16, 5:15 PM
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    We literally just did this exact thing this weekend.

    We painted the Ikea Tarva pine table grey. We used some furniture paint from B&Q. We only used one coat, but the wood soaked it in so we can still see the grain. Wasn't intended, but we like it .
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    • By scrub 11th Oct 16, 5:20 PM
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    We literally just did this exact thing this weekend.

    We painted the Ikea Tarva pine table grey. We used some furniture paint from B&Q. We only used one coat, but the wood soaked it in so we can still see the grain. Wasn't intended, but we like it .
    Originally posted by Wassa123
    Did you sand the wood down? I tested some paint on the back of a draw that wasn't sanded and it didn't look great.
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    • Wassa123
    • By Wassa123 12th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 8:22 AM
    Nope, the pine wasn't really smooth anyway. Just sanded the flimsy back and drawer liner.

    We used Colours Quickdrying Satin/Light Rain
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    • By Wassa123 12th Oct 16, 8:55 AM
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    Image attached. Didn't do the handle as we'll be putting a nicer one on anyway.

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    • By scrub 12th Oct 16, 6:43 PM
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    Thanks. That looks really good. Very subtle and you can still see the grain. I'll look into it.
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