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Old 7th May 2010, 18:34   #1
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Default DIY Weathering Chemicals

This may be of interest for anyone wanting to make their own weathering solution.

In the photo below I brushed on three 'graying' solutions and one wood stain. The stain on the right of the wood is done twice.

1 - AI wash - the 'normal' Alcohol India Ink wash

2 - Ferrous Sulfate (FeSO4). This is a dietary supplement found in your drugstore. I crushed up about a tablespoon of 'Iron Pills' (look at the label for Ferrous Sulfate) in about a half-pint of water. Put it in the microwave and heated it up then filtered through a coffee filter.

3 - Iron Buff. This is a half-pint of White Vinegar with half a steel wool pad. Left for two days (lid off/loose to allow hydrogen gas to escape). Could prob do one day for a lighter stain.

4 - This is FolkArt Oak Stain mixed 50/50 with water .. applied and wiped off after about 15 secs.

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Old 8th May 2010, 00:24   #2
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Interesting - thanks for doing this.
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Old 8th May 2010, 03:52   #3
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Very interesting. More options.
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Good ideas. Thanks for sharing
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