January 4, 2017

Getting Barnwood Look with Gravity Sprayer

Ok, so as you all know, I invented, "Weatherwood." It's an earth friendly product that does 2 things really, really well. 

1) I reduce labor time dramatically. To get a similar look, you can use petroleum products, but you have to wait for the primer to cure. The coats of paint, and then you have to use glazes. The total labor time is typically around 80 hours and although you might get close to the look, you will never get all the grain to show through. 
2) Because ours is a one step process, you only have to buy one product. You don't need to buy paints, glazes, primers, or dyes. It's one and done. So I dramatically reduce material costs. 

By now I'm sure you're wondering why I'm telling all of you this right? Here's why, I didn't think anyone would really want to know any of this business stuff and it turns out that so many of you have been asking me how I got my start, I finally decided to answer your questions. There it is, that's the fundamental assumptions that built my business, but it wasn't so obvious as this at first. In my next post, I'll tell you how I got from idea to product. Till then, enjoy the simple setup to get the look you've always dreamed of. 



1. PRETREAT: If the wood is smooth, then you will want to spray the wood with paint thinner. It's just like as though you sanded the wood, but much, much faster. This opens up the wood grain and prepares it to be stained the same way facial toner opens your pores.

2. STAIN: Strain the Weatherwood stain and then use the gravity sprayer to drench the wood. For this tutorial, we used Salvage Stain on red cedar. Spray the wood evenly and allow the stain to air dry. (See top video).

3. SEAL: Wait a hour for the stain to dry. Spray the Exterior WaterProofer, again drenching the wood and allow it to air dry. Apply up to 2 coats. 

Isn't it pretty? This is one of the easiest looks to achieve with the fastest application method I can show you. I think it has such a huge impact, versus waiting a year for your siding to age out, and then it is often uneven.

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