Asked on Oct 19, 2017

How do you give wood the aged look?

Phillipa GoodJanet PizaroCatherine Anspaugh


5 answers
  • Rini
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If it is natural, never treated or stained wood, you can accelerate the process varnishing it with a mix of white vinegar and steel wool. first, you must put the vinegar and steel wool in a glass jar and leave it for some time in a dark place, you will get a grey looking liquid, then you try it on your wood and see how it goes, you can either use it right away or leave the vinegar to "age" a bit more, it is a matter of taste and patience. I have tried it before and it did work very well, but to be frank, the smell of the vinegar/steel wool mix wasn't very pleasant.. Otherwise, you could use some aging patina or even the DIY Dark and Decrepit Liquid Patina, here's a link to get it: You may also be interested in making it look old with paint, have fun with your project!
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 19, 2017

    knock it with various items to cause bruises - sand bits of it (eg: corners and details) etc......
  • Catherine Anspaugh
    on Oct 19, 2017

    There are a lot of things you can do to give wood an aged look. You can burn it, sand it , bang various things against it like a hammer or chain. Let your imagination run wild.
  • Phillipa Good
    on Oct 19, 2017


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