Have you ever tackled tricky stains or woods that just seem to bleed through everything? Cait from Little City Farmhouse has a few tips to share with you! She picked Sunday Tea and Tough Coat for this mahogany bench transformation.

I am so excited to share this bench with you – it was a true labor of love and experimentation! A friend gave me this bench in all it’s deep mahogany glory. Any painters know what mahogany means – bleed through! I wanted to go light with this bench so I needed to seal it first to prevent bleed through in my finish.

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I had been reading from several other painters that they had used Tough Coat to seal in bleed through. As a devout Shellac user, I have to admit I doubted this theory! That was until I tried it…and it worked! To fully understand WHY this worked, I emailed the Country Chic Paint founder, Rosanne. This is what she told me: “Tough Coat is an extremely strong sealant. Basically the finish becomes impenetrable after Tough Coat is applied. It also means that stains are blocked completely and can’t escape. So because the coat is so strong that’s how it resists bleed through.” So if you’re ever out of Shellac and have Tough Coat on hand, give it a try! Country Chic Paint truly has everything you need to complete your project start to finish!

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After a coat of Tough Coat, I gave the bench two coats of Sunday Tea in the All-in-One formula. With the built in topcoat of the All-in-One formula, I didn’t give it any additional topcoats. If you want to add an additional topcoat you definitely can, but this bench is in my dining room and I have two kids – it gets bumped and banged and sat on daily and is still in perfect condition!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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