From a Black Painted Finish to a Real Wood Blond Wood Finish without sanding or stripping off the old surface.
Wipe Down with denatured alcohol mixed with water or with Krud Kutter®
NEVER USE TSP PRODUCTS
(TSP will cause wood based coatings to not adhere properly)
If surface is slick, lightly scuff up with fine grit sandpaper
Pressure Wash or Wash the surface with Dawn® Dish soap and rinse thoroughly
with warm water until the surface is squeaky clean
Brush, roll or spray on 2 coats of
Make final strokes long in the direction you want the grain
Clean your brush/equipment while you give the project 2 hours to dry completely.
If you are limited on time, then use a blow dryer. (Dry time may take as little as 5 minutes with the use of a blow dryer on high heat)
This step is optional
Wipe on 1 to 3 coats of Gel Stain Alternative Included in kit Make your final swipes long in the direction you want the grain. Use a lint free cloth, staining sponge, old sock or t-shirt to apply the stain.
Allow 2 hours to dry You can use a blow dryer to speed up dry time to a little as 5 minutes.
Topcoat is optional for most projects
Topcoat is optional for some projects
If you ordered a kit that does not include the topcoat then you must make sure the topcoat you use is appropriate
for the project, e.g., interior, exterior, high traffic, etc.
Apply thin layers of your topcoat until you finish the entire container
Allow two hours between coats if you are using a Retique It waterbased topcoat
Follow directions for dry time on any other brand of topcoat
Retique It will only support the use of our brand of topcoats