Using Hemp Oil to Enhance Colour

Using Hemp Oil to Enhance Colour

You’ve seen them done a million and one ways on Pinterest - the KEA BEKVÄM spice rack shelves are a great buy, and can be used in any number of situations. Combined with Milk Paint and Hemp Oil, you've got a winning combo.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

 

While most people use them as bookshelves, they’d make great shelves in a craft room! And instead of doing regular wood, or some sort of rainbow, we made an ombre fade using Acadia Pear and custom blends with Raw Silk.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

How to apply Hemp Oil 

Once they were done being painted though, I found the colours less intense than I wanted, so using Homestead House’s Hemp Oil I applied a protective coat to enhance the colour, and protect them from the wear and tear that craft supplies will have.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.https://www.homesteadhouse.ca/products/finishes/hemp-oil-finishing.html

Brush it on

You can apply the oil in a variety of ways, but I find a 2” synthetic brush to be ideal. I grabbed mine at the dollar store, and I won’t lose sleep over losing a fave brush because it is too oil-soaked to use for regular painting.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

To enhance colour

As you can see, from the second you apply the oil, it instantly infuses the unfinished colour with richness. THIS is the colour I wanted, so drawing it out using the oil was the right call.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

 

Because any sealing treatment works best when it covers all aspects of a project, don’t forget to get the ends of your piece. I find them to be a bit thirstier than regular wood, so I take extra care to seal them well.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

 

You can wipe away excess oil after an hour, or leave for up to 24hr, any longer than that can cause excess oil to become gummy.

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

Applying Hemp Oil to reinvigorate colors 

The great thing about the hemp oil is that you can always apply more later on, especially on a high traffic surface like these craft shelves. Just dust them off before re-applying, and boom! Longevity.

Ombre IKEA BEKVÄM shelves

 

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

Using Hempseed Oil to Enhance Color, bring new life and depth - as well as protection - to any unfinished wood project.

 

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DIY Ombre wood shelves using Homestead House Milk Paint

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