Unicorn Spit Color Wood Stain on a Picnic Table
Unicorn Spit a magical stain! It blends like butter while maintaining it's vibrant color.
Unicorn Spit is considered a gel stain and glaze in ONE bottle. And believe me the bottle might be small, but it can be used in so many ways and can last over a year depending on how you use it!
Their Tag Line: This AINT your daddys stain!Unicorn Spit project ideas. You can use it on many different surfaces!
- concrete and laminate.
Make some simple preparations first , either sand paper it or prime for best results. I have done nothing and it still can work! On wood I would suggest sanded and no gloss showing for the best results.
You can create something new or for DIY up-cycling on all your projects!
I adore using unicorn spit on wood as a stain. It can be diluted with water to stretch it even further. The results are a lighter color that still shows the wood grain. Which is my fav! I learned to not be scared of a torch and wood burn in order to make my projects even better.
Below is a youtube video of my picnic table hand stained. HOURS of work. I used Unicorn spit for the colorful stain. It has sold, but I'm thinking of doing another this summer with a video tutorial. It's too cold outside now so subscribe if you would like to get notifications. I have put up other art video tutorials up in the mean time.
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*Please note I have practiced with Unicorn Spit for about a year before I attempted this. It took a total 1 month to complete. Still stands as one of my largest piece of functional art I have ever made.
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There are many steps to completion. The process:
- Sand ruff spots
- Carefully Wood Burn with torch -with help from adult if needed.
- Hand paint the stain with diluted and not diluted spit.
- Flow the grain when you apply the colored stain
- UV Stain Top Coat - UV Marine Varnish (I did 3 full top coats)
When you are applying the US (unicorn spit) and it dries it looks almost dull and a bit chalky. The magic happens when you put the top coat on it deepens the color and shows more of the wood grain.
Learn the Process here:
Part 1 - How to torch wood - Click Here
Part 2 Unicorn Spit PART 2 - How to apply on wood - Click Here
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Beautiful table! Would like to know how much spit is needed to complete the entire picnic table.
That table turned out amazing. I am confused on what to use as a top coat. Oil based, epoxy or thick clear glaze?
Well, your blog is quite interesting to read even Palm Beach County Painters also deals with Wood Staining Projects. Get To Know More:- https://www.pbcpainters.com/
What did you seal with? Would spar urethane work?
Colors used: Phoenix Fire , Zia (by itself and Zia / Blue Thunder mix
To do the hole picnic table should I get 4or 8 oz bottles.
Could I finish coat it with Spar Varnish. (For Boats)?