Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Leah Kendrick, painted this beautiful Brooks Grey Desk. Read along as she explains her process.
Step 1 - Sand
Leah started by sanding down the top with several grits of sandpaper to bare wood.
Step 2 - Clean Slate
Then she cleaned the body with Clean Slate to prep.
Step 3 - Gel Stain
Next, use 3 light coats of English Walnut Gel Stain applying it with a foam brush. Let dry thoroughly before each coat.
Step 4 - One Step Paint
Leah then applied 2 coats Brooks Grey One Step Paint with a synthetic brush.
Step 5 - Seal
Then you want to seal the top with 3 coats of Matte Sealer.
Sanding gently with 400 grit sandpaper before doing the final coat. Next, seal the body of desk with two coats of Matte Sealer.
Step 6 - Time For A Custom Glaze
Create a custom Glaze using one part Glazed Over
, 1 part Hazel Mahogany Gel Stain
and a splash of water. Apply the glaze with an artist brush in sections where there was moulding on body of desk. Let the glaze sit for a few seconds then wipe back with a lint free cloth. To remove more add some water to cloth.
Final Step - Let it dry and Enjoy The Bragging Rights!