"Farmhouse Table" Used gel varnish remover to strip off most of the varnish. Barn wood look came from varnish not being fully removed; whatever is left behind will appear lighter when a dark stain is applied. Heavily sand areas that you prefer to look darker. Coffee Tables, Weather Wood, Barnwood, Furniture Redo, End Tables, Hayse Homemakin, Barns Wood, Barn Wood, Weather Furniture
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Simple and Cheap Homemade Method to Refinish Wooden Furniture Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it.
Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it. This will completely eliminate those nips and make the furniture look nearly new again.
If you need your paint job to be durable, go with polycrylic. Polycrylic is great because it's durable like Polyurethane, but it doesn't yellow over time and it's really low-odor. To apply your polycrylic, just brush it on with a high quality paint brush. I did 2 coats, allowing it to dry for several hours in between.
DIY barnyard wood. Beat up new wood if desired, then add Olympic brand Weathered Barnboard stain. Don't wipe off, leave til dry. (15 min). Dry brush primer lightly over top. Dry brush flat gray paint sporadically over top. Add a little black in paint and repeat. lightly sand. Coat with stain once more, seal and done!
Reclaimed Barnwood Tutorial: cool technique! - She used Rustoleum "Gel Varnish Remover" to strip off random areas of the original varnish, sanded & then applied 2-3 coats of Minwax Dark Walnut Stain & finished with Minwax Clear Satin Polyurethane spray.
Nice idea.... knowing me, I would probably try to save the table instead of cutting it in half :)