I used 4 PAINT colors, yes, paint! I thought about using stain, but paint is SO much easier to work with, layer, and frankly clean up. Stain is messy and smells horrible. I used Bungalow 47 Paint in the colors, Clawfoot Tub, Metal Roof, Tarnished Silver, and Wood Beam. Bungalow 47 Paint is a chalk & clay based paint, has no odor, no VOC, dries quick, and can be used on tons of different projects around your home.