Quick Tip #15: Age Wood With Vinegar
This awesome little DIY tip I picked up via Pinterest is reminiscent of one of our very first décor Quick Tips which was “Stain Your Wood With Coffee.” It’s easy, affordable and eco-friendly… but it might be a little smelly. A mixture of vinegar, steel wool & tea causes a chemical reaction which aids the natural oxidation of the timber, the result – weathered wood! Science meets décor!
#15 An easy way to age or distress unsealed / unvarnished wood is to use a combination of vinegar, steel wool & tea. Tear up some fine-grade steel wool and throw it in a glass jar, fill the jar 3/4 way with apple cider vinegar. Close the jar and let the mixture mellow for a minimum of 24 hours (the longer it sits the darker the stain). Next, brew a pot of tea and add brush the tea unto your well-sanded wood. When the tea has dried, paint the vinegar mixture onto the wood.Image via Sweet Pickins You might also like…
Posted on June 27, 2012, in Decor, Furniture, Interior Design, Quick Tips and tagged Age Wood, Decor Ideas, DIY, Furniture, Home, How To Distress Wood, Quick Tips, Steel Wool, Vinegar, Wood Stain. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.