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Paul E. Holtz
11-06-2000, 07:52 AM
How do I achieve the look of weathered wood finishing. (Like a white picket fence that hasn't been refinished or painted in years. This is for interior use.
11-07-2000, 03:24 PM
I have rubbed paint on the wood with a rag in a spotty fashion, then partially sanded and had some success in achieving the weathered look. Recently seen "milk paint" advertised in Woodworkers supply that I am curious to use as it claims to have the weather look.
11-16-2000, 12:02 PM
I acheived the weathered look by painting the project and then just before it was totaly dry I rubbed off some of the paint with a rag. Very easy to do.
12-07-2000, 05:37 PM
If you only want the wood to look gray, like barn wood, pour Bleach on it and set it in the sun. Sand edged round first so they look worn.
12-16-2000, 11:34 AM
My wife and I make primitive furnature, signs & etc... One of the ways to help give your wood a worn look is to use a product called Crackel. You apply it on the bare wood, let it set and then paint over it. Let the paint dry and walla your paint cracks. Then sand it lightly to get some worn areas. The Crackel product isn't cheap. But a little bit goes a long ways. You can get the product at Home Depot or crafts stores. We also use Elmers white glue as a means to crackle. You apply your glue on the bare wood and immediatly apply your paint and let it dry. You will have to experiment with it to get your desired effect. You might have to apply thicker or thinner coats to get what you want.