Thank you for being available to us novices.
We recently stripped and painted our honey oak banister and railings a salmon mauve color and used brown glazes to faux a mahogany look.
It ended up looking one note – burgundy.
Can I add a gold glaze over the polyurethane top coat to and depth and dimension?
Hi Rose Marie…
I have good news.
You can go over the entire thing with another glaze coat (or several) and then poly coat them again.
It’s a bit like starting over.
You will need to give everything a light sanding so that the new faux wood glaze “sticks”.
Usually – I would recommend painting the entire thing and starting from scratch. But.. I’m sure you don’t want to do that… so I have an alternative solution that might work.
Because the “base coat” color is now very dark… you will need to glaze with some lighter colors that also have a paint added to the glaze instead of just paint tints.
The glaze / paint mixture would be made of a golden yellow color – much like dark mustard. Don’t “paint” it on… use the graining techniques. Cover the railings and banister about 75%.
When it’s all dry then you would go back over it with a darker mahogany grain color glaze mixture.
Hope this helps…