Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.
Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to "quick weather wood" to look much like driftwood! Remove finish on wood with ratio of baking soda and water. Spray with vinegar and let sit minutes. Then scrub it off with a brush, rinse, dry, and stain or paint it.
How to Make New Wood Look Old, Weathered and Rustic
Sweet Pickins - Aging new wood with milk paint and vinegar solution. Watery solution of 3 part water 1 part gray milk paint. Apply vinegar solution and dry. Dry brush some white. then dry brush glaze or dark stain
My own technique using various colors of ASCP, french linen, old white, cream, paris grey and clear and dark wax. This was an unfinished ugly pine bookshelf - now seen at Consignage holding Annie Sloan Chalk paint
Reasons to Use Chalk Paint: I?ve used lots of different types of paint to paint furniture, from latex to oil to chalk paint, but there are definitely a few reasons why using chalk paint is a big plus for people who want?
How to Make Rusty Tin Signs. Adding one ingredient from your kitchen cupboard while painting a homemade sign can give it a rusty look. To create a faux rusty tin sign, sprinkle some cinnamon on the areas that you want to look weathered.