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Learn How To Get a Weathered Wood Look in Minutes!

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Weathered Coffee Table After
  • Estimated Time

    2 Hours

  • Challenge Level


  • Tools & Supplies:

    • Unfinished Coffee Table
    • #120 Grit Sandpaper
    • 2 Lint-Free Rags
    • Protective gloves
    • Drop cloth

Achieve an aged look in minutes and give your sofa an accompaniment worthy of conversation. Take a look at the video for some more inspiration on this portion.

PREPARE: Lightly sand the unfinished coffee table with #120-grit sandpaper for better product adhesion. Wipe with a lint-free rag. Stir or shake material thoroughly before and occasionally during use.

APPLY: Open the can of Varathane Wood Accelerator and stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use. We recommend applying the product with a synthetic bristle brush or foam brush. Allow Weathered Wood Accelerator to sit on the wood for 30 minutes to 1 hour for the final effect. 

FINISH: A topcoat should be applied for the best protection. Wait 2 hours for Weathered Wood Accelerator to dry.

TIP: For a lighter effect, apply product and wipe away immediately or lightly sand the finish with fine grit sandpaper once it is dry. To darken, a second coat can be applied after 1 hour.