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Project by TravAlbright posted 12-03-2018 03:16 PM 482 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a customer contact me about building her barn doors for her picture business. She wanted the doors to look aged and not new. It was a fun task to take on. The first picture is of the doors after being built. The second picture is the aging process I did on them. The first step I did was took a steel wool and vinegar solution to “age” the wood. It turned the wood a dark brown like it was sitting out in the weather. The second step I did was took gray stain and just splattered it across the door, then took a rag and wiped it around to thin it out randomly. Finally, the last picture is of the finished product. Once the stain dried, I painted the doors white. I would only paint about a 2 foot area at a time then took a drywall trowel and scraped the wet paint off to give it an aged look and let the grain pop. Feel free to critique. This was the first time I took a project like this on, and I think they turned out OK. Thanks for looking!

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.





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AntHillFarms

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 05:10 PM

I think you did great making them look old!

-- David, Ant Hill Farms

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 06:20 PM

Thank you!

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#3 posted 12-05-2018 11:58 AM

Lot of work making them look old… Interesting. You could have beat the door with a chain and ballpean hammer as well. I have seen this done for making furniture look old as well. Dorm Room Lofts back in the day.

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#4 posted 12-05-2018 01:41 PM



Lot of work making them look old… Interesting. You could have beat the door with a chain and ballpean hammer as well. I have seen this done for making furniture look old as well. Dorm Room Lofts back in the day.

- dannmarks

Yeah, they didn’t want it aged like that, they just wanted a weathered look, not so much of a distressed look. I have used the chain and ball pean before and it works well. Good work out with the chain as well lol

-- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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