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Get that DIY Weathered Wood Look with MudPaint

mudpaint furniture paint weathered wood look

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Weathered, aged, white-washed and salt-washed wood looks are popular right now in furniture painting and home decor.  Have you seen a piece that has weathered over the years and you would love to copy it?   Similar to the Farmhouse Style, yet less ecclectic and colorful than the Boho Style, do you have a piece that has aged over the years that you just love?  Are you waiting for a piece to get that weathered look?  Have you sat it outside, helping to speed up the process?  Are you contemplating driving it to the nearest ocean whether that be 50 or a couple hundred miles hoping the saltwater will help weather it?

How to get that DIY Weathered Wood Look with MudPaint

Well, I love the beach and long for it and I do love an excuse to visit one, but the thought of loading up the dining room table and driving it a couple hundred miles makes me rethink that idea as not the brightest one I have had.  So what do you do?  Well, use MudPaint and paint a piece to give it a weathered wood look.  Be inspired by Roseberry Farms and what they did to this piece!  Here’s how they did it:

  1. Sanding is going to be quite key for this project — get a good, sturdy Sanding instrument to help!
  2. Prep the wood or metal piece by cleaning it with a damp rag.
  3. Allow it to dry.
  4. Apply one coat of MudPaint Sand with a brush.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Apply a second coat of MudPaint Stone with a brush.
  7. Allow to dry slightly.  Check it in about 10 minutes.
  8. If slightly dry, lightly wipe off the second coat of MudPaint Stone with a damp cloth to get the desired effect. It will look like you’ve added years of weathering – in just a few minutes!