Word of mouth travels when a product truly delivers in the decorative industry, and Stain IT!™, with its ease of use and stunning results, is no exception. Recently, Karen Shapiro, owner of The Finishing Brush, posted a picture of a kitchen island she finished with Stain IT!. She graciously agreed to share her experience.
What made you choose Stain IT! over other products?
“I’d seen it advertised on the various Facebook pages by Kathy Carroll. I called and asked her about it then decided to give it a try. I was so impressed with the product’s ease of use and results I wanted to share. That’s why I posted in Faux Chat.”
What was the process like?
“The whole thing was easy-peasy. I rubbed the island down with alcohol and then wiped it with clear water to get rid of any residue. I used clear and tinted it with a color from Proceed. I let it sit overnight, finished with a top coat, and it dried to a beautiful shine.”
What else have you used Stain IT! on?
“This is the first time I’ve used Stain IT!. It’s marvelous and will not be the last time I work with it. You can use Stain IT! on anything. It’s fabulous. I’m looking around my house to see where to use it next. It’s amazing to work with something this easy.”
Creating an authentic and fabulous finish doesn’t have to be a struggle. This product has a wide versatility and expandable color palette to achieve results ranging from old world to modern. Hearing about on the job experiences from talented decorative artists, such as Karen Shapiro, further testifies to the product’s performance. To learn a few more tips and tricks about Stain IT!, Kathy Carroll chimed in as well.
Formerly in the field herself, Kathy understands the importance of timely product delivery. Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy care about quality, customer service, and reliability.
What is the process when using Stain IT!?
“You can use Stain IT!™ over already finished cabinets even if they are oil based. I like to clean, sand lightly, and then coat with Stain IT! Allow to dry at least 24 hours and then re-stain or apply your top coat. You can dilute the Stain IT! if you want with Low Viscosity Glaze from Proceed. Lately, we have been spraying Stain IT! and the results have been fabulous. If spraying, you don't have to worry about cure time before top coating.”
How customizable is Stain IT!?
“Another great thing about Stain IT!™ is you can make any color you want as well as metallics. We can custom tint the color for you or you can purchase in Clear and make your own color. If you want to see the colors I have presently online follow the link posted below. We have lots more color than those shown.”
Stain IT! is available through Faux by Kathy for easy ordering here