The Original Driftwood™ Weathered Wood Finish
Driftwood™ Weathered Wood Finish is a simple and natural powder mixture which, when added to water and applied to unfinished and untreated wood or wood furniture, will provide a gorgeous, beautiful and long lasting weathered gray driftwood finish. Hard woods such as oak and mahogany will develop a darker bluish-gray color while softer woods such as pine, poplar and birch develop a lighter weathered bluish-gray color. Other woods that have been tested include maple, cedar, cherry, walnut and redwood. NOT recommended for use on particle board, balsa, parawood, rubberwood or Malaysian oak.
The solution penetrates deep into the wood so the driftwood finish will last the lifetime of your indoor or outdoor furniture and will not need to be re-applied. It’s very simple and easy to apply and the results are amazingly quick with no messy cleanup.
Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish is available in single size (1 envelope w/2 packets); 2-Pak size (2 envelopes w/4 packets); or 5-Pak size (1 box w/10 packets). Each packet will cover 25-35 sq. ft. depending upon the type of wood, the amount of tannins and whether you like your finish dark or light.
No more experimenting with faux painting techniques to try to achieve a driftwood finish.
The sample board above was created by using Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish on a nice white piece of birch wood. The sample board shows you the different effects using the Driftwood products.
Wood treated with Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish is safe for humans, animals and the environment.
Directions for Creating Your Driftwood Finish:
Mix 1 packet with 1 Cup of water. Each packet is enough to cover approximately 25-35 square feet.
TIPS: test your wood in an inconspicuous area to see the color which will develop. Some woods such as oak and mahogany develop a darker weathered finish than pines and birch. If you prefer a lighter finish, dilute the solution by adding an additional cup of water at a time – and test until you get the color you want. To reduce blue tones – add just a pinch of baking soda to the solution.
Before applying, be sure to sand all visible glue and any traces of paint remover. Using a brush or roller, apply the solution to bare, unfinished and untreated wood or furniture that you have stripped and sanded.
Once you are happy with the color – you can apply a wax such as Driftwood Natural Beeswax Wood Butter to protect the driftwood finish or if you want a lighter, whiter finish – try Driftwood Liming Wax. For more subtle gray color, use Driftwood Weathering Wax.
Cleanup is simple with soap and water. Any leftover solution can be stored for up to 3 months in a non-metallic container. Leftover powder can be stored indefinitely. You will need to stir the leftover driftwood finish solution in order to re-activate the distressing compounds.Click Image for Larger View
Avoid inhalation of the powder, contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin. In case of accidental contact with eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Use gloves whenever possible to avoid skin irritation and staining. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
The pictures below include a mahogany table that was initially stripped of its original stain, painted a distressed white and then stripped and sanded again before applying the Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish. There’s no need to be precise. You will see the solution working on most woods within a 10-15 minutes. The results will darken slowly over the next 24 hours and it will actually quicken and enhance the procedure if applied and left to dry in the sun but it is not required to let it dry in the sun.
This dining chair was also previously painted white and was sandblasted to remove the paint but there is still a lot of bits of white paint in the crevices. No idea what type of wood this is but it is very pale, dense and hard without much grain but the carving is exquisite.
I had no idea how the Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish would react to this wooden chair and once I had applied it, as you can see, I became apprehensive as within a few minutes I was getting a lot of different colors and a lot of brown tones. You just have to be patient and give the product time to work its magic. Sometimes you don’t think it’s doing anything at all and sometimes it looks rather scary like above. Be patient.
Here’s the chair after an hour in the sun. It’s exactly the color I was hoping for. This chair took less than 10 minutes to apply the Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish and about 45 min. in direct Florida sun to dry.