1 pint (450 ml.) alcohol
Mix together and use to paint on any wood to grey it to an aged look. Test on scrap wood first and adjust degree of grey by adding drops of whichever colour will give the desired result..
To age furniture or buildings, attack the project with a strong wire brush sold as a “file cleaner” by scratching and/or pounding wherever wood rot or heavy wear look is desired. For a piece of lawn furniture, like a lawn chair, it is more effective to attack the wood before it is glued up into the chair. Use a knife to simulate cracks and breaks. Make some actual breaks in slats of seat or an arm and repair with another piece of wood glued underneath, but add some pins cut off to look like nails.
Paint the project with aging liquid and
allow to dry even if it is to be painted. If the project is to be painted,
then paint it all over with rubber cement (not contact cement) and allow
to dry. Use a foam brush, and a daubing motion to paint project desired
colour using acrylic or latex paint. Because of the rubber cement, the
paint will tend to look lumpy and bubbled as old paint applied in many
layers does. When project is dry, some paint can be removed in wear areas
using sandpaper. Use a knife to lift paint off some places too. If the
colour looks too new, apply a wash using burnet umber, raw sienna, and,
perhaps, some yellow ochre paint in a lot of water and paint it all over
the project. If it is a building, allow this wash to dribble down wherever
rain might run.