How to Age Wood with Vinegar

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How to Age Wood with Vinegar
How to Age Wood with Vinegar
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Many of us love the look of aged wood, but dealing with real aged wood can all too often mean termites, worms, and splinters! Don't sacrifice the integrity of your projects. Give sturdy new wood a rustic, aged look with this simple technique for how to age wood with vinegar! All you need to do is use vinegar of your choice and follow these simple instructions. Aged wood looks beautiful, whether you use it for signs, barn doors, or benches, so learn how to age wood with vinegar and enjoy!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Project TypeLearn a Technique

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I have never heard of using vingar to stain new wood but it sounds good when you want that aged wood effect but do not want to risk using wood that may have termites or not strong fro aging itself. This blogger gives some great pointers that she figuredout when doing it herself and how different vinegars give it a different look and this is great to know when wanting a certain look. If you are wanting that look then you need to check out this tutorial.


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