Stains and Finishing Oils

  • Stain & Finishing Oil All in One Wood Finish is Eco Friendly and easy to use.  This stain & top coat combo offers exceptional durability in high traffic areas like table tops, kitchen cabinets and even flooring.  Can be used on bare wood, or over previously painted surfaces for a faux effect. Use the Natural color over Fusion Mineral Paint colors to increase the sheen and offer superior durability. This Stain and Finishing Oil All in One is your go to solution to bare wood to show off the grain, yet change the colour to your desire. Comes in 6 gorgeous colours. Very easy to use, low odour and Eco Friendly! Apply it with a brush, or rag, and wipe away the excess.
  • Our Gel Stain and Topcoat is a one step combination product which is a little bit of stain mixed into a durable topcoat. Some of the colours can be a thick gel or a thin consistency. As you stir the product it becomes less gel like and is easy to brush on. Multiple coats will create a more opaque finish but the sheen will remain matte. Keep in mind your substrate colour will always show through, however with the more coats you apply the more opaque it will become, except Patina as it is our “clear”. This product is ideal for over all types of surfaces, scratched, uneven, unstable due to chipping as with milk painted surfaces, melamine, laminate, pre painted or stained wood surfaces. It’s so versatile! This oil based brush on gel stain produces a durable protective urethane coating with satin finish that is ideal for heavily used interior surfaces. It adheres to difficult surfaces and is available tinted to help easily camouflage imperfections or achieve an antiquing effect. Fusion Gel Stain is perfect for areas that are washed frequently such as table tops, bathroom vanities, coffee tables, desks, shelving and even floors. It Resists water, food stains, alcohol, grease and detergents.
  • Using the same ingredients as found in our Milk Paint, you simply mix with water and apply to wood.

    This is great for exterior decks chairs or furniture as it will never chip or peel. Over time slight wearing will occur with lots of rain on horizontal surfaces. Vertical surfaces are hardly impacted. Available in 4 colours: Pacific Redwood, Provincial Walnut, Quebec Maple and Sherwood Brown. Many people custom blend colours together to create a custom shade variation. Any milk paint colour can be turned into a stain by following the stain mixing instructions.

    After 3-5 years you can re-mix some stain and re-apply.

    There is no sanding required, no preparation work necessary.

    Just mix, apply and seal!

    To create a washed look or stain out of milk paint, simply add more water to your mixture! See below for tips and technique on how to achieve your desired finish. Whichever technique you use, the finish will be unlike any other!

    Step 1. Preparation

    Make sure that your project is free of any previous top coats so that the Milk Paint Stain can properly absorb into the surface. This may require that you remove the previous layers by sanding them away, or using our non toxic Soy Gel Paint and Urethane Stripper.

    Step 2. Staining

    Mixture for Stain: Mix 3 parts water to 1 part powder. Mix with a blender, or stir by hand. The consistency will be very thin, like water. Apply with even strokes from end to end for consistency. The stain will completely dry in approximately 15 minutes.

    Tip. Add Homestead House Milk Paint Extender to your stain to keep the pigments suspended so that your colour remains even. Stir your Milk Paint every 10 minutes.

    Step 3. Finishing

    Once you are satisfied with the application of your Milk Paint Stain you can gently sand with a 300 grit sand paper to smooth out any raised wood grain. Once you are satisfied, you may continue with your desired top coat. Hemp oil, tung oil or beeswax are all excellent top coat finishes that are 100% natural and food safe. The oil helps to seal and protect the surface and to saturate the Milk Paint so it appears vibrant and not chalky. Hemp oil and beeswax are recommended for interior applications. Tung oil is recommended for exterior. Two coats of oil is ideal and you’re done! A varnish or urethane may also be used.

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