Do you like the weathered driftwood look?
Learn how you can DIY your own driftwood finish in 3 easy steps.
I’m going to show you step-by-step how easy and inexpensive it is to create this finish. Keep reading…..
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This was the door before I transformed it with the weathered finish. My client wanted a distressed beachy feel to go with the theme of their house.
These are the colors I selected for this door.
Base color: Gray Tinted Primer
Glidden paint: Gull Wing
SW: Medium gray (not sure of the exact color) it’s lighter than the Gullwing)
The first thing I did was prime the door with two coats of Stix primer.
As you can see, the bottom right corner only has one coat. This is why I like to apply two coats. It gives it more durability and better coverage.
This is a really easy finish to do. I used an old chip brush to apply the paint and randomly dry brushed the door. I started out with the darkest gray first and the lighter gray and finishing with the Alabaster. All you need is a sample size of paint. You can use any paint at your local hardware store.
The nice thing about this technique is you can go over the areas that you want to fix or add another color.
Once the paint was dry, I use 320-grit sandpaper and lightly sanded areas on the door, especially the trim and high areas.
You can sand as much or a little as you want. It’s really your preference.
What a difference a little paint can make. They loved the finished project. I was exactly what you had envisioned.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating a beautiful driftwood finish and found some inspiration.
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