August 9, 2017

Rustic Beam Makeover

When Zack and I were in our MBA program, one of our teachers mentored us. So our teacher bought himself a phat (ginormous) mansion on Newport Beach, but it was a bit dated. He was able to use my product for several applications, but one of them was this rad ceiling. This tutorial is to help you turn existing stained wood into a weathered-looking awesomeness!



1.] If your wood is brand new, jump to number [2.] On this job, the red cedar ceiling has already stained with a yellowy, white wash finish, but not a cool 2017 white wash. You can check it below. 

When the wood for this project had an existing finish on it, you should sand or strip it. Either use sand it with a low grit sandpaper like 80 grit and a palm sander. Or you can use a liquid/gel stripper like Citristrip to remove the existing finish.

2. When the wood is stripped down to raw wood, you can use an atomized gun to apply your stain. First, pour it through a strainer and then you can pour it into your atomized gun. You'll want to spray it on the wood in overlapping motions, making sure to drench the wood.

3.] For stain we choose Salvage stain from Weatherwood. This will give you a light weathered look, light grays and warm tones.  For a ceiling, the wood doesn't need to be top-coated. The wood will dry in about 30 minutes, see in the below video.

That's all there was to it. Just strip it and stain it. 

4.] Now, to get hold the oxidized look, you'll want to use our White Maintenance Oil. Use one rag to apply oil to the wood's surface, working boards by board or in 10-12 inch sections. Apply oil and wipe off immediately with new clean rag. Keep working in sections, applying with one rag and wiping with the other. You can apply up to three coats of maintenance oil. Each coat will continue to lighten the finished product. Allow maintenance oil to cure 24-48 hours. 

Didn't the ceiling turn out dreamy? If you're looking for a similar look, this Faux Barnwood Coffered Ceiling was amaze balls. [link] 

Shiplap Wall with DIY Silver Barnwood using #Weatherwoodstains on #fg2b

If you need instructions on applying wood to a wall or ceiling, check out this tutorial on installing DIY Barnwood Shiplap Wall.
I hope to see some photos when the rest of the space is complete. It's going to be amaze balls! If you have any  questions, leave'm in the comments below. 

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