DIY Barn Wood effect on new wood. With a paintbrush, paint a layer of water and then a layer of stain and rub it off quickly with a rag to get the gray color. The water keeps the stain from getting too far in the wood so it’ll be gray not black.
How to Get a Farmhouse Style Finish - Cherished Bliss An easy step-by-step tutorial for finishing raw wood or furniture. With this technique you can apply a Farmhouse Style Finish to your next DIY project.
Polyurethane is too finicky, the application is difficult and it doesn't give the look I want for my DIY furniture projects. Instead, I use an easy to an easy to make DIY top coat that provides a flawless finish every time!