Supplies I Used
You’ll just need the basics to get a good stain, and then the milk paint for adding the color.
- Minwax Wood Finish Stain in desired color (I used Gunstock)
- Milk Paint in desired color
- Staining rags
- Paint Scraper
- Sand paper in medium and fine grits
After building the vintage step ladder end table, I gave it a good sanding with medium grit sand paper. I actually used a palm sander for that. Then I followed up with fine grit sanding block.
There was quite a bit of sanding residue leftover on the project, so I brushed it off. I then wiped the step stool/end table down with a slightly damp lint free cloth to make sure I got all the sanding residue. There’s nothing worse than patches of paint coming off because sanding residue got in the way of a good bond. It’s crucial to start with a nice, clean, sanded project.