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
- Mixed solution lasts up to 3 months in non-metallic container
- Dry product lasts indefinitely
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 when applied to bare, unfinished wood or wood that has been stripped and sanded.
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.
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.
Easier Than Faux Painting Techniques
No more experimenting with faux painting techniques to try to achieve a driftwood finish.
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.
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Top Coating Your Project
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 bad 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 of the Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish. 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 carnuba 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.
It will provide a water resistant finish but NOT a waterproof finish.
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.
This 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.
I 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.
Have some leftover DWWF solution? Try using Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish on cement patio pavers effectively creating a permanently stenciled 3’x6′ patio. Check out our tutorial for Stenciling Patio Pavers using Driftwood Weathering Wood Finish.
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.