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Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish

$12.99

New Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish creates a quick, easy and natural looking driftwood weathered wood finish on bare, unfinished or sanded wood.

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Product Description

Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish

Create a Quick Easy and Beautiful Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish in Minutes. 

  • Create a Beautiful Driftwood Finish on Bare or Unfinished Wood
  • Finish Lasts a Lifetime
  • Clean up with soap and water
  • Enough to cover approx. 50-70 sq. ft.
  • Simple to Use – Mix with water and apply – results in minutes

Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish

How It Works

You’ve seen the Driftwood Weathered Wood  look in high end stores like Restoration Hardware and now you can do it yourself for a lot less. 

Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish is a simple powder mixture which 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 gray color. Other woods that have been tested include maple, cedar, cherry, walnut and redwood.  NOT recommended for use on particle board, balsa, parawood, bamboo, rubberwood or Malaysian oak.

Drawer fronts - L to R - Initial dark stain; stripped and sanded; diluted application of Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish. Here I used 2 Cups of water to 1 Packet of Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish instead of the normal 1 C of water. It

Drawer fronts – L to R – Initial dark stain; stripped and sanded; diluted application of Driftwood Weathereing Wood Finish. Here I used 2 Cups of water to 1 Packet of Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish instead of the normal 1 C of water. Pictured here with an actual piece of driftwood. Larger Image

The solution penetrates deep into the wood resulting in the lifetime color of your indoor or outdoor furniture. It’s very simple and easy to apply and the results are amazingly quick with no messy cleanup.

Driftwood Weathering 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 covers 25-35 sq. ft. depending upon the type of wood and whether you like your finish dark or light.

No more experimenting with faux painting techniques to try to achieve a driftwood finish.

Driftwood Sample Board on Birch

L to R – (1) original birch color; (2) 1 application of Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish; (3) application of our NEW Driftwood Weathering Wax over the Driftwood Finish; (4) application of Driftwood Natural Beeswax Wood Butter over Driftwood Finish; (5) application of Driftwood Liming Wax over Driftwood Finish; (6) two applications of Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish. Click for larger image of sample board

The sample board above was created by using Driftwood Weathering 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 Weathering Wood Finish is safe for humans, animals and the environment.

Also check out Danika Henrick’s blog Gorgeous Shiny Things for a review from Danika and how she used Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish product and Diana Henkler’s blog InMyOnStyle for her review.

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 – more if you dilute the solution for a lighter color.

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.

Video Tutorials:

Applying and Diluting Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish

Eliminating the Blue

Sample Boards

Applying Liming Wax

Samples

Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Birch Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Cedar Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Cypress Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Douglas Fir
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Red Oak Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Oak Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on White Pine Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on Yellow Pine

Directions for Creating Your Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish:

Once you are happy with the color – you can apply a  wax such as Driftwood Natural Beeswax Wood Butter to protect the driftwood finish. 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 Images for Larger View

Top Coating Your Project

While you can use any top coat product you wish over the Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish, keep in mind that most oil based top coating products or ones that contain solvents will usually change the color of the Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish from gray to more brownish and will normally make it darker. This is not necessarily a Driftwood Final Finish Liquid Waxbad thing as certainly weathered wood comes in various shades of brown, but if you prefer to keep the gray tones as much as possible, you need to look for a water based top coat without any solvents in order to preserve the color.

Recommended Topcoat for your Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish

Of the many top coating products we have used, we find our new Driftwood Final Finish Liquid Wax to be one of the best at preserving the color and tone of the Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish and highly recommend it. Use as a top coat on furniture, cabinetry, floors and any indoor piece over your Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish. It will seal the finish with a layer of carnauba wax leaving a very hard and durable protective satin top coat. Just apply with a sponge brush, soft cloth or paint brush, let it dry and then buff to a final hard finish. Driftwood Final Finish can be used over any of our waxes for an extra durable finish or used alone.

Sample Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish Projects

The pictures below include a mahogany coffee table that was initially stripped of its original stain, painted a distressed white and then stripped and sanded again before applying the Driftwood Weathering 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.

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 Weathering 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.

Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish ChairThis dining chair previously painted white, was sandblasted to remove the paint.  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.  The carving however is quite exquisite.

Driftwood Weathered Wood Finish ChairI had no idea how the Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish would react to this wooden chair.  Once I had applied the solution, I became apprehensive as I was getting a lot of different colors and 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.

chair-3After I finished putting the solution over all the bare wood areas, I left it in the Florida sun to dry.

chair-4The chair dried to a beautiful aged and weathered wood shade.

chair-5Here’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 Weathering Wood Finish and about 45 min. to dry.

Warnings:

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.

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Additional Information

Weight .03 oz
Dimensions 7 x 5 x .75 in
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