Revealing the Grain in Oak
Apply Chalk Paint®, the unique decorative paint by Annie Sloan. You may need to add a little water - by brushing it into the wood working every way to make certain it goes into the grain of the oak. Wipe off the excess several times until you have achieved the look you are after. The first wiping will give it a translucent stain but if you wipe again he wood will look more like a limed oak with the paint just in the grain. Old White, Pure and Duck Egg Blue are good colours for this effect.