Wanting to make an aged distressed sign, but you're all out of barn wood or weathered lumber? No problem! Don't let that stop you from your DIY project, you can take a new piece of lumber and make it looked aged in just a few simple steps. You can watch the Live Video from Facebook here, or get the tutorial below.
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Lumber according to your project
Off White Latex Paint
Minwax Wood Finish (Provincial)
Varathane Fast Dry Wood Stain (Weathered Gray)
Get out your frustrations and stress and add some character to your board. Well that is if you want it to be dented, scuffed, and bunged up. This part is totally up to you and how you choose to do it, as well. Most old weathered or barn wood is going to have some dents and gouges in it from use over time. My favorite tools are chains, hammers, screwdrivers, nails....(you get the picture anything that might be close at hand.) Another fun thing to do is throw it on the ground add gravel and stomp. Anything that will leave it looking like it's been used. Again this is totally up to you the amount or not at all.
I took some left over paint (it just happened to be an off-white latex) and just randomly added it to the board,
After the paint has had time to dry, I then randomly add a dark stain with an old paint brush. I used Provincial by Minwax Wood Finish. I wipe it with an old rag off as soon as I put it on. Unless there is a spot that I want to be a little darker and I will let it set a little bit longer.
Repeat Step 3 only using a Weathered Gray woodstain. Add as little or as much as you, prefer. I vary mine depending on the projects that I am working on. You now have a weathered board ready to paint or use as you wish.
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