Help! Brown stains are coming through my painted furniture

Help! Brown stains are coming through my painted furniture

When it comes to painting wooden furniture, one common challenge that can arise is tannin bleed. Tannins are natural compounds found in wood that can seep through water-based paint, causing unsightly stains and discolouration. However, there is a solution that can help prevent this issue: Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer.

Tannin bleed occurs when the tannins in wood dissolve in water-based paint or primer and migrate to the surface. These tannins can cause yellowish or brownish stains, undermining the desired finish and aesthetic appeal of the painted furniture. It is particularly common in certain types of wood, such as oak, cedar, and mahogany.

Tannin bleed can be triggered by various factors. Moisture and humidity levels can exacerbate the issue, as wood absorbs water and releases tannins. Additionally, using water-based paints or primers without appropriate preventive measures can lead to tannin bleed. This is where the Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer becomes an essential tool.

Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer is a specially formulated primer designed to block tannin bleed (and other stains!) and prevent it from affecting the final paint job. Here's how you can use it to achieve excellent results:

  1. Prepare the surface: Begin by thoroughly cleaning and lightly sanding the wooden surface. Remove any existing finishes, dirt, or imperfections to ensure proper adhesion of the primer.
  2. Apply the Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer: Shake the can well before use and apply a thin, even coat of the primer using a brush or roller. Make sure to cover the entire surface, paying extra attention to areas prone to tannin bleed.
  3. Allow the coat to thoroughly dry, and apply another coat.  
  4. Once the primer is fully dry, you can now paint with Voodoo Molly Vintage Paint. The Stainblock Primer will create a barrier that prevents tannins from bleeding through, ensuring a smooth and flawless finish.

Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer offers several advantages when it comes to preventing tannin bleed. 

  1. Effective tannin blocking: The primer's advanced formulation effectively seals the tannins within the wood, preventing them from migrating to the paint surface.
  2. Versatility: The Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer is suitable for various wood types and stains, making it a versatile choice for your painting projects.
  3. Ease of use: The primer can be applied with a brush or roller, providing ease of use for both professionals and DIY enthusiasts.
  4. Enhanced durability: In addition to preventing tannin bleed, the primer also enhances the overall durability and longevity of the painted surface.

Tannin bleed can pose a significant challenge when painting wooden furniture with water-based paint. However, by using the Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer, you can effectively block tannin bleed and achieve a beautiful, long-lasting finish. Remember to follow the instructions and properly prepare the surface to ensure the best results. With the right techniques and the Voodoo Molly Stainblock Primer, you can transform your wooden furniture into stunning works of art that are free from tannin bleed and discolouration. 

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