How to make new wood look grey and weathered?
I am building a modern home and planning to use weathered cosmetic beams to add a touch of rustic. I have found some old beams that I am going to use in the kitchen (very expensive) and I want to age the rough sawn to match the weathered beams.
I have read that the grey aging color can be achieved by using vinegar soaked with steel wool, with eco wood treatment, with India ink with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, even show polish with wax and paint, along with numerous other methods.
I am writing in hope you can offer some tried and true methods to grey weather new wood. Thanks for your help.
Posted Nov 30, 2011 8:25 PM ET
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