July 27th, 2016How To Make Your Fence Look Weathered and Aged

How To Make Your Fence Look Weathered and Aged

Getting a brand new fence can add to the security of your home and be aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes a clean, pristine fence can jar against the remainder of your garden and home. If you’re replacing a section of your fence with new wood, this new section can look out of place. Rather than waiting years for your new fence to age on its own, you can speed up the process by distressing the wood or giving the wood a whitewashed appearance. Both techniques can be done with standard paints or stain supplies.

Stained Fence

Wearing rubber gloves, brush dark stain over the wood using a paintbrush. Take a rag and wipe the paint off the boards. Allow the stain to sink in longer in some areas. This will create the effect of more weathering in certain parts.

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To make the stain rub off easily, soak some areas of the fence with water beforehand. This will also result in more color variation among the planks.

Add a polyurethane sealer to your faux weathered fence to protect the look of the fence.

Whitewash Effect

Stir a can of white paint with a stir stick or paintbrush. Add a small amount of water to the paint, thinning it slightly. Mix again with the stir stick.  

Test the watery paint on an area of the fence to make sure the mixture is the right consistency. If it’s too thick, add water. The thinner the paint, the more transparent the whitewash.

Paint the entire fence with the whitewash mixture. When the paint drips, wipe the drips into the finish. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Try these easy and affordable tips to achieve a beautiful fence which looks at home in your garden. 

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