How to Age and Weather Wood

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How to Age and Weather Wood

Doc shows you how to age and weather new wood to look old.  This is a chemical reaction process rather than a staining process. However to achieve the proper color tones you will still have to play with the new wood to make it match other old weathered and aged wood.   

Make New Wood Look Old and Weathered Video

Minwax Products Used

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Directions From Minwax

  • Preparation Warning
    Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment such as a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in US) or contact your local health authority.
    • Start with bare or stripped wood that’s clean and dry.
    • Sand with medium-grit sandpaper, then fine grit. Remove sanding dust.
    • Test before applying on a hidden spot to make sure you like the effect.
    • Stir product well, before and occasionally during application. Don’t shake or thin product.
    • Apply in direction of the grain. No wiping required.
    • Not recommended for large surfaces like floors due to fast dry time. Use Minwax® Wood Finish™ Penetrating Oil Stain for large projects.
    • Product reacts differently with every piece of wood. Preferred wood species: Oak.
    For a rustic look that will continue to patina with time — topcoat not recommended. For increased durability and protection while maintaining a rustic look, use Polycrylic. Note: Final appearance will be darker.



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