I talked with someone and they told me to use a dark stain, let dry then put coat of paint over it. Let that dry then sand. We tried that on a piece of scrap using a dark stain as was told. Well I went to hand sanding with 600 grit and the results were not that great. Hard to even cut a dent into the paint and when you did you ended up with specks of bare wood not the dark stained wood. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks.