How can I make my rough cedar siding look like this coloration?

How can I make my rough cedar siding look like this coloration? Thank you!
q rough cedar siding, woodworking projects
  9 answers
  • Sally Gardner Sally Gardner on Jan 02, 2017
    I just followed and favorited Four Oaks Woodworking and I would ask him. He is fun, easy, and very talented. Personally, for your particular siding project, you may want to use a filler type of paints and/or sand in paint to achieve a randomized textured surface and mimick random coverage and specialty hand stain or lightly brush on depthening colors and highlighting lighter colors alternating to create the effect you will have to choose beforehand. Preselected and careful placement of colors for each, say about a 4 foot area of siding to achieve a random pattern you like. (Make a big test/ pattern sample board you make up beforehand and try to somewhat copy for the project to keep a little symmetry going so it does not suddenly look messy and unattractive ) By checking with your previously patterned board pictures and comparing your pattern board sample all the way throughout the project you will and can get better as you go along and even add extra details like even some random nails like the sample wall in your picture or paint techniques to mimick nails or cracks. Be creative once you feel you are able and inspired. Just my ideas that you can mull over or adjust as you go. Good luck and have confidence and begin.
  • David Ogden David Ogden on Jan 02, 2017
    Be-leave it or not I used transmission oil it stains it to a reddish color
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Jan 03, 2017
    Oils and stains.After seal it!
  • Carole Alden Carole Alden on Jan 03, 2017
    Can we see a picture of what you already have up? Or are you putting up new?
  • Kathleen Kathleen on Jan 05, 2017
    great way to use up any old paint and stains. add water to thin down paints to make a wash affect
  • C C on Jan 05, 2017
    Actually, if your cedar is rough.... that is a perfect start! Use a variety of different colors of stains and apply them to your boards. Once they are completely dry, take a palm sander to the boards to create an aged/worn effect while giving you a smoother/softer surface ;-)
  • Darlenestrenn Darlenestrenn on Jan 05, 2017
    soak steel wool in vinegar & "paint" with the liquid.

    • Pamela Pamela on Jan 11, 2017
      This was going to be my suggestion. The boards should be sanded first, then worked. The painted boards could be done with chalkboard paint, store bought or homemade then distressed. The stained boards are easily done with thinned stain/sealer, saves a step. Graying wood with steel wool that has been soaked in vinegar for a couple of days is easy and cheap. The more coats applied, the grayer it gets. Instant aging.
  • David Ogden David Ogden on Jan 07, 2017
    I would recommend out doors only. It seals really well. Do a test on a piece of scrap wood. Hope it works out for you what ever you do
  • Nan Nan on Feb 12, 2017
    I have a LOT of dark rough cedar trim in kitchen and around large windows. We hate it's splintery dust holding ! What can I do to paint or something that is not replacing. Thank You!