Thank you! This is the kind of look i was looking for!My husband and partner in crime mixes a variety of gray, black, and white craft paints with water in a spray bottle and then sprays the new wood. He wipes the spray around with his hands to ensure complete coverage. Boom! Instant "old" wood. (Dedicate a spray bottle to this task, because the paint will clog it. Also, expect it to only survive one or two spray sessions because of the clogging.)
The crate in the lower right of this pic shows what the spray bottle treatment looks like on the cheap red-orange fence boards. It can take several coats, especially on the red-orange boards. Just spray, let it dry, and evaluate if it needs more. Easy!
Thanks, but that's a little too light of grey
Note that the vinegar and steel wool has different effects on different woods and really does make them look old. You can also do multiple passes. I had some turn grey and some turn reddish brown (this might be from pressure treating). Once aged, they actually became indistinguishable from the old worn out pallets they were with. I think it gives you the best true to life aged wood effect.Thanks, but that's a little too light of grey
Its too light grey cause its not done properly.Thanks, but that's a little too light of grey
I also read to soak a couple tea bags in a glass of water and paint that on first, this will give a red/brown appearence to the aging. Then brush theThe ratio of steel wool to vinegar will have a lot to do with the strength of the stain. More importantly, you have to distress the wood appropriately to sell the aged, barn wood grey look.