Rub Through Paints

The rub-through paint technique involves first staining the wood with the color of your choice and then applying a paint over it. After everything is dry, some of the paint is gently rubbed off to reveal the stain color underneath. Overall it creates a nice two-tone dimensional effect, adding interest to the piece. Two examples are pictured in the gallery, but really any stain color can be combined with any paint color on any wood to result in the finished effect you are looking for.