Top 3 trends in wood finishing

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Revitalize the look of your home with on-trend updated interior wood surfaces. Applying a fresh wood finish to furniture, wood cabinets, and wood accessories is a simple DIY project that can modernize your old furniture or a great garage sale or antique store sale find. It’s also an easy way to quickly change a room’s style from contemporary to vintage or vice versa. Try one of these top trends as an alternative to an expensive renovation.

1. Crisp white: This Scandinavian-inspired look is perfect for a simple and polished appearance. White-washed wood surfaces bring an understated elegance to any room, working to reflect any natural light and opening up the space. Use Minwax’s White-Wash Pickling Stain for a subtle hue that’ll let the wood’s natural grain show through.

2. Weathered grey: Grey-washed wood creates a rustic-chic look reminiscent of the country, the beach, and natural charm — think driftwood, barn boards, and weathered beach docks. But you don’t necessarily need older wood pieces to create this lived-in look. Choose a classic grey for a worn, beachy effect.

3. Bold black: Darkly-stained wood creates a crisp, modern look with timeless appeal. Try Minwax wood finish in ebony to achieve a rich hue. To darken the colour even more, apply multiple coats being sure to let them air dry between each application. Create contrast in your space with lighter, neutral shades on the walls and surrounding décor.

Tip: Remember that stains can alter the colour of your wood surfaces, but don’t provide the necessary protection to preserve your projects. For best results, it’s important to sand your projects first and finish them off with a protective clear coating once the stain has completely dried.- NewsCanada

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