Tutorials Wood Finishing

How to Achieve a Weathered Patina Wood Finish


This video is a step by step tutorial on how to perfect a weathered patina wood finish in 2 easy steps.

This finish gives a gorgeous patina wood look that works well in many styles of homes including modern farmhouse, shabby chic, French country and traditional homes. You can even do this for a mid century modern style.

Paint Used:

First layer of paint is General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White: General Finishes QAW Milk Paint, 1 quart, Antique Whiteir?t=craftsma03 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B0035YCQCS - How to Achieve a Weathered Patina Wood Finish

To Patina:

Sand paper: 3M 10144 Between Coats Finishing Padsir?t=craftsma03 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00004Z480 - How to Achieve a Weathered Patina Wood Finish

Cheesecloth: Pure Quality Unbleached Grade 50 Natural Cotton Washable and Reusable Strainer Cheese Cloth, 45 Sq Ftir?t=craftsma03 20&l=am2&o=1&a=B00SVVVCU2 - How to Achieve a Weathered Patina Wood Finish


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  • Reply morgan wright July 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Lovely, but to a novice like, me, it would be helpful to know if the cabinet was unfinished at the start or was it being refinished? Also, since I live outside of the US and have no access to Milk Paint, what is an alternative?

    • Reply Michele July 18, 2017 at 8:41 am

      Let me help make it clearer – thank you for posting your questions. This cabinet was raw cherry wood. Jeremy used one coat of white milk paint and then began the weathered patina process. In lieu of milk paint you can use any flat paint. We prefer to always use flat and matte sheen. Hope that helps! Best of luck with your wood project.

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