Weathering Mix -
240ml / 8oz. plastic bottles
Our Weathering Mix stain is alcohol based. The benefits of using alcohol
are fast drying time which helps prevent warping of the wood and its easy
to dilute the mix to get varying degrees of a lighter stain - just purchase
a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol at the drug store.
We always distress the wood prior to application. Wear protective gloves
when handling. Just use any cheap brush to apply. Shake the bottle
vigorously before using or if you want a lighter colour, only shake a
little. If using one of the mixes containing pigment, you may need to shake
vigorously or stir to thoroughly mix the pigmen and alcohol, as the pigment
has a terndency to settle. Use straight from the bottle. We dont wipe the
stain off, unless using our Cottage White. You may want to wipe this stain
off, depending on the effect desired. We really try to apply haphazardly to
get varying degrees of colour.
Will it work on other material?
You can get a good effect on plastic, paper, cardboard or hydrocal.
Clean Up - just wash brushes in soap and water
Have fun mixing colours or applying in combinations. The following
instructions will explain how to get an old Barnboard look. You can also use
this method to get a peeling paint look with different colour
applications. For example, Barnboard Red weathering - use Light Gray base
with Barn Red dry brushing. (see sample images)
Barnboard Gray Weathering Instructions
When doing our research on how to achieve that old weathered barnboard
gray look, we noticed that we could see varying degrees of gray and brown
colours. Where the wood had rotted, where there were knots, or where
there was bare wood, the colour was brown.
To achieve this look, we follow a 3 step application method (Its not a
matter of mixing the colours).
What you will need:
3 bottles of our Weathering Mix - Light Gray, Medium Brown, Blue Gray, Any
coarse paint brush - size appropriate to the project
Three step application method:
Begin by distressing the wood. Use whatever method you are accustomed to.
We always use a fine toothed razor saw.
1. Apply one coat of the Light Gray Weathering Mix with your paint brush. No
need to wipe the colour off. Its great to have varying
degrees of colour!
2. Apply the Blue Gray Weathering Mix sporadically on the project using a
dry brush method. Before applying the colour with your brush, dab excess
mix on a paper towel. You dont want the brush too wet. Having your brush a
little drier, gives the project a more blended look. Remember, you want to
see varying colours of gray.
3. Apply the Medium Brown Weathering Mix, following the method in Step 2.
Remember, you want to see brown in the areas where there may have been
rot, knots or bare wood exposed.
Have fun!! If you have any further questions, dont hesitate to call or
CAUTION: Wear protective gloves when handling. Flammable: Keep away from
heat, sparks and open flame.
First Aid: If swallowed, call physician immediately. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF
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