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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    I have tried the steel wool / vinegar recipe on rough cut pine that we used on the outside of our garage and would like to age to match our 1850 farmhouse. Unfortunately, I don't a grey colour but instead brown. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Stronger vinegar (use pickling vinegar), longer soak (leave the steel wool in the jar...days), make sure you are using #0000 steel wool, re-apply, repeat
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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    a good friend of mine showed me a trick that works fairly well to, well it did on cherry, mix lye and water. then rag on. the colour change is immediate.
    might work with pine.
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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Seems to me like you are going to a lot of work to get a product that is not really the same as the original.
    There are plenty of places around that harvest and sell actual old barn board..why not just get some of the real thing.
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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Related to this issue, does anyone have ideas or suggestions to replicate the "random" look of barn boards, including "simulated" nail holes, etc.?

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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul O in Paris View Post
    The vinegar/steel wool method requires the wood to have a high tannin content to work. Pine doesn't have that, but as Leo pointed out, you can wash it with a strong cold tea solution (several times if need be), let it dry and then apply your "stain". Sandblasting is one way to get the wood to show the difference between soft and harder grain, pressure washer is another. Everyone has their favorite method. Experiment!
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    Would basswood work instead of pine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Shervill View Post
    That was me

    Soak a bat of 0000 (extra fine) in a 500-750ml jar full of vinegar (regular works fine, but "pickling vinegar" works better due to the higher acid content) overnight (8-12 hours). Pour through a coffee filter and then brush on your wood. Leave for 15 minutes and you'll see the wood grey. If it's not dark enough repeat, but one application is generally plenty) Note: The liquid will still appear clear in the jar, that's OK....this process works through oxidization rather than pigments).
    Thank You - I tried this with new pine and mama was very happy with the results. Not the grey look but still old like.... - pic attached. Thank You all - Jamie pine.jpg
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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Looks great! Another coat or two would have brought it grayer, but I like it as-is
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    Perfect - great to know. I will try that on a scrap piece - Thanks Again Ryan. Jamie

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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    Since we are on the topic of making things look old. A friend would like something similar to the image below.

    I was thinking that my vinegar mixture on the pine first(get that black old look going)
    Paint over it with white paint or washed down white paint?
    Once dry sand / rough it up a bit
    Then put a protective coating on it

    Or does anyone have a better idea?

    Thank Youimage001.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamieh View Post
    Since we are on the topic of making things look old. A friend would like something similar to the image below.

    I was thinking that my vinegar mixture on the pine first(get that black old look going)
    Paint over it with white paint or washed down white paint?
    Once dry sand / rough it up a bit
    Then put a protective coating on it

    Or does anyone have a better idea?

    Thank Youimage001.jpg
    Yup.

    grey the wood with the vinegar, let dry.
    Paint with a thick coat of white aylmers glue, allow it to dry until tacky
    Paint over that with white latex paint and let dry.... The result is phenomenal


    here I go giving away all of my secrets again...lol


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    That's awesome - Thank You once again Ryan. I will give it a try this weekend and hopefully she likes the results. Have a great night - Jamie

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    You're welcome. One tip: the direction of the "cracks" largely follows the direction of your brush strokes. Keep that in mind as you apply both the glue and the paint. "With the grain" generally looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Shervill View Post
    You're welcome. One tip: the direction of the "cracks" largely follows the direction of your brush strokes. Keep that in mind as you apply both the glue and the paint. "With the grain" generally looks better.

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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    I have also used a wire wheel to distress the surface along the grain, if the wood looks too new or the edges are too sharp. The when the finish goes on it all looks good.
    How hard can it be? Guys do it everyday

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    Great - lots of good info - Thank You

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    Default Re: How do I age pine to an old 'barn-board' look?

    There were comments about using caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide) and lye. This should simplify the choice.

    And yes lye can burn skin and cause other problems so protection is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Shervill View Post
    Stronger vinegar (use pickling vinegar), longer soak (leave the steel wool in the jar...days), make sure you are using #0000 steel wool, re-apply, repeat
    Anyone struggling to find stronger vinegar, I saw this today at home hardware, allens "cleaning vinegar" 10% acetic acid, regular vinegar is 5%
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    Just a thought... To strengthen the acid content... What about boiling to evaporate the water. Will the acetic acid stay behind or go up in the steam?



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    Quote Originally Posted by roguecode View Post
    Just a thought... To strengthen the acid content... What about boiling to evaporate the water. Will the acetic acid stay behind or go up in the steam?



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    The boiling point of diluted acetic acid is close enough to water that it would just boil away as well. The boiling point of 5% acetic acid is about 100.6 deg. C
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