This post on how to weather wood is an extension of my post on how to dye wood the green way, but if you have some wood that you plan to weather you can follow the directions too.
Again, we’ll need few materials:
I had this dyed wood and planned to weather it so it looked more worn out.
Add paint and water in a container. I normally use the 50-50 ratio, or even 40 paint and 60 water, depending on the look I want to achieve.
Then brush the wood with it. As you can see the paint is very light and it doesn’t cover it totally.
Take the rag and wipe it off while the paint is still wet. The way I do it is brushing some paint in a small area and then wipe it off, and move to the next area.
If you find the paint is too light you can do several things: one is modifying the paint + water ratio (more paint), or brush the wood twice or more until you get the look you are looking for.
Below you can see my weathered wood -in the middle- ready for the table I am re-doing. Stay tuned!
This is how I weather wood, it is such a simple technique but has beautiful results!
Have you ever tried weathering a piece of furniture? Do you like the style, or prefer a more conventional look?
If you want you can have a look at some other DIY or tutorials at my Gallery.
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