Age Wood With Vinegar

Quick Tip #15: Age Wood With Vinegar

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. 

See the Step-by-Step Tutorial: here

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Stain Your Wood With Coffee

Quick Tip #2: Stain Your Wood With Coffee

Here is a super-dooper organic quick tip for you:

#2  Did you know you can stain your wooden furniture with coffee?! Yup, just make a pot of instant coffee and apply it with a brush to your sanded timber item. Leave your item to dry and add more coats of your coffee stain if necessary, then finish off with your choice of wood sealer. Stronger coffee equals a darker stain and weaker coffee a lighter tone. It’s quick, easy and all-natural.

See the step-by-step coffee wood stain tutorial: here

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