Pottery Barn Black Furniture Finish Tutorial= Ace Hardware’s Royal paint in “Cannon ball” to paint 2 coats. Then once it dries completely, use a 120 grit sheet of sandpaper to distress the areas you want the wood color to show through.
Scott this would be a good stain for furniture for you it's all black! :-) -Ea sand, paint, sand distress a piece of furniture, rub stain into the sanded distressed areas, finish with spray can of shellac.
Here's an easy fix for those raw sanded down edges and corners that can ruin your furniture finish! After you've applied and sanded your last coat of paint, use a Q-tip to re-stain all raw edges and corners.
Beautiful-Distressed black with rubbed stain – one of my favorite combinations: paint black, distressed with sanding, and then the bare wood is stained for aging. For example, Walnut stain makes a beautiful contrast to black.