Learn how to create a weathered wood paint finish with this detailed video tutorial! A quick and easy way to make wood look old and weathered.
My search for a way to create a weathered wood paint finish started when I bought a wooden box to hold my essential oils. I loved how I could organize all of my oils, but wasn’t crazy about the new wood look on the outside of the box.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a before picture of the oils box, but the outside of the box was new wood like you see here on the inside:
Which is OK, but not the look that I was going for in my office/guest bedroom, which has more of a beachy gray and white look.
So, I decided to try to create a weathered look for the oils box. The first product I tried didn’t create the look I wanted, so I experimented with a couple of paints that I already had, and came up with this weathered wood paint finish. Here’s what the box looks like now:
I’m really happy with the results!
Weathered Wood Paint Finish
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I’ve created a video that shows how I create a weathered wood paint finish, and have written out the directions below the video.
- Lightly sand wood with fine grit sandpaper.
- Clean wood with a tack cloth.
- Mix the gray paint with water. 1/2 paint to 1/2 water.
- Brush the gray paint mixture onto wood, and immediately wipe off the excess with a rag.
- Mix the white paint with water. 1/4 paint to 3/4 paint.
- Apply the white paint mixture to the wood with a brush, and immediately wipe off excess with a rag.
- If you want to protect the painted surface, you can apply coats of polycrylic after the paint has dried. I’ve created a video that explains how to do this. You can find my How To Apply Polycrylic Over Paint video here:
I hope you enjoyed this Weathered Wood Paint Finish tutorial!
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