People around the world have played dominoes for centuries. Archeologists even found domino sets in the tomb of the Egyptian King Tutankhamen. The word domino itself came from a black hood called a domino worn by European Christian priests. Wooden domino sets wear with use. Rejuvenate the black surface of a wooden domino using a black stain made from acrylic paint and water.
Items you will need
- Paper cupcake liner
- Acrylic black paint
- Measuring spoons
- Water container
- Artist paintbrush
- Old lint free cloth
- Cotton swab
Cover a flat work surface with newspaper.
Squeeze a quarter-sized drop of black acrylic paint into the cupcake paper liner. Pour 2 tsp. of water over the acrylic paint. Mix the water and paint together to form a black stain.
Paint the surface of the domino with the black stain mixture. Allow the stain to sit for 60 seconds.
Wipe the surface of the domino and the white spots to remove excess stain with an old lint-free cloth. Pay close attention to wiping the stain from the white spots. Use a wet cotton swab to clean the spots thoroughly. Allow the domino to air dry 60 minutes.
Tips & Warnings
- Change the concentration of the black dye mixture by adding less water to make it darker or more water to make it lighter.
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