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Forum topic by Keith Sonefelt posted 05-26-2015 05:45 AM 567 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Sonefelt

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05-26-2015 05:45 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing rustic

A letter for a front door, she said she wanted it to look like an old letter from a old sign. Latex paint, 3 different colors and satin polycrylic finish. As always, I’m open for comments and/or suggestions.

-- "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right"

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 09:46 AM

Sandblast it!

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 01:39 PM

Put it in the dishwasher.

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 01:48 PM

If you follow the technique in this youtube video, you can get that old / crackled look.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 02:51 PM

Here is a similar process as shown in video supplied by Ken using Hyde Glue:

-- Respectfully, Paul

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 03:09 PM

Is there a farm near you? A cow farm? Put it under a pile of manure for 3 days. No really, the ammonia, moisture, and bacteria will weather it beautifully. Barring that, bury it under grass clippings for about 2 weeks does almost the same thing, but you get more insect activty than most people are ok with. You could tent it with ammonia but that requires a lot of work and a safe place to set that up, an iffy proposal in most places and cumbersome.

After any of these, clean it throughly with your favorite all surface cleaner and let it sit in the sun to dry.

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