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!
  • Wood,
  • glass,
  • pottery,
  • canvas,
  • furniture,
  • 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 plenty of beginner learning techniques and projects.  I have posted some on my channel. 

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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

There is so much more to say about this Magic in a bottle. There is so many things that it can be used on.  I will be writing more on this amazing product!  This is just the beginning.

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  • Beautiful table! Would like to know how much spit is needed to complete the entire picnic table.

    Nancy Golden
  • 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/

    Palm Beach County Painters
  • 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)?

    Catherine Pearen

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