The darker stain in the crevices emphasizes the details of the door.
Use an ice pick as a part of the distressing process to give the door a weathered look.
Applying the Stain
After removing the dust, Jody applied a coat of stain to the door. She selected a slightly darker hue than the original to highlight the details. Once dry, she added a clear spar varnish. After the varnish dried, Jody mixed equal parts of black and raw umber oil-based glazes together and applied an even coat to the door. Wiping off the higher, flat areas of the door, Jody left much of the glaze to settle in the crevices. A final coat of varnish completed the finish.