Sunday, October 14, 2012

How to Age a Perfectly New Bridge!

Hey everyone,

So, the new bridge is finally complete and as promised in a previous post, I'll show you how my wonderful wife was able to make the bridge look old and unkept.

 As always, click the pic for a larger view...

First thing to do is brush on a wood stain. As we wanted an old looking bridge we used a stain called Weathered Wood.
Let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe it down with a rag.  You want to wipe it as dry as possible.

Next, get an aging glaze (we used one from Rustoleum) and brush that on top of the stain.
Let the glaze sit for a few minutes and then wipe that down.  Again, as dry as possible.

And you're done!  If you don't like the look then repeat the aging glaze until you achieve desired results.

And that is all there is to it.  Of course, if your doing this treatment on something large then it may take several hours to complete.  This was definitely the case with the new bridge. 

Thankfully it is done now.  What's the finished product look like? 

Stay tuned...

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