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Rock On
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It's a black latex painted (latex the last few top coats anyway) metal door
It has some "trim" bumps to make it appear like a panel door

What's some good products to make this puppy get a wood grain thing going on?
Base, stain...

I'm not much of a Faux Guy, but would like to try this

Thanks in advance for any tips, tricks, suggestions, or solutions
 

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Oh... yeah duh....
I'd call it a golden pine maybe?
To match as close as possible to white pine with a ever so slightly gold/brown toned stain

Maybe I'll find a pic that's close to what I'm looking for...brb
 

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Ah...Old Masters has a kit with everything you need
I was looking into that
But my dealer out here doesn't carry the kit, and OM doesn't say which base coat goes with which ...well they said "wiping" stain, for which effect (they say buy the kit)
The dealer also doesn't carry OM poly

If you could look up the stain I'd sure appreciate it
Thanks!
 

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Quick.....just match the lightest color from the wood you want-thats the base coat. You can use gel stain for speed or mix a glaze. Grain one board at a time or every other one for good edges (realism), For pine you could just do a straight grain by dragging (with pressure) a chip brush through it. Then soften the grain (against it or sideways) with badger brush. Will look good. For knots, use old wine corks and chip out center. use as a "stamp", then soften also with badger or hog hair. If you want heart grain, traditionally we paint it in but if you want the rocker, use the badger to soften it or it looks too mechanical.
 

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Yes I have used the wiping stain also, either one works fine. Also I do dry brush them to soften them after the use of the rocker. I know you can use glazes and other things to make them look real nice, but it depends on what the customer is paying for to add or remove the fine details
 
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