Weathered Wood Gray Finish Tutorial
Today is tutorial day. I’m going to try to tell you how I created the weathered wood gray finish for the themed furniture project from last week. The process involved a lot of trial and error. I may recreate the finish on a small stool now that I know how to do it!
This is the table before painting. You can see how it looked before the two parts came together by clicking here. $2 Auction Table Gets A New Set Of Legs.
This is how the table looks now.
The metal legs received a coat of Rust-oleum Heirloom White Spray Paint. The paint was dry in 30 minutes.
I brushed a thin coat of Reclaim Beyond Paint Pewter color on the top. You notice I didn’t cover the wood in all areas.
Next I dry brushed a little black paint in random areas on the top.
Before the black paint completely dried I dry brushed watered down off-white paint in strategic areas. The secret is a dry brush.
Immediately after applying the white paint I went over the table with a damp rag trying to blend the paint.
The paint didn’t blend very well and this is what the project looked like at the end of the day.
The next morning I decided I hated the look. I went over the top with dark wax. That didn’t work either. I then mixed more off-white Reclaim Beyond Paint with water to thin it about half and half. I brushed the paint on in a heavy coat and started wiping it off. Now we are getting somewhere. This look worked!
I finished the table top by applying a thin coat of Annie Sloan soft wax in neutral.
And that was how I got the weathered wood gray finish. Even though I worked on the table for two days the whole paint process including drying time only took about 2 hours. Seriously. When working on a project don’t be afraid to experiment. That’s what I did. Keep working until you get the look you want or trash it and start over with a new vision.
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Have a great day!