One of the more popular styles these days for wood furniture and accessories is to make them from weathered wood.

Weathered wood takes on a grayish look that’s difficult to replicate, until now!

Varathane has put that natural aging process in a can with its Charred Wood Accelerator. It creates a weathered, aged look in minutes on bare or untreated wood.

It replicates the aging process that happens in nature by reacting with tannins in the wood to create a one-of-a-kind aged gray look.

Like the natural aging process, the final look of wood varies depending on the type of wood. You simply apply it with a synthetic or foam brush and let it penetrate the wood to create the desired effect. 

Allow it to sit on wood anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how light or dark you want the effect to be.

Once it’s dry, apply a lacquer topcoat to seal and protect the surface.

Find this product at The Home Depot

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Jodi Marks

Jodi Marks

Best New Products Host

Jodi Marks is a construction expert and television personality who’s always on the lookout for ways to make a job easier as she hosts “Best New Products” for Today’s Homeowner. After obtaining a degree in psychology, she joined her father's construction company as a project manager. Jodi's career in television began when she was selected to co-host the series Fix It Up! on Home and Garden Television (HGTV). She went on to host several other shows on HGTV, Turner South, and TBS, and co-created The Tile Doctor series with Paul Wilson. Jodi also earned her general contractor's and real estate licenses in Georgia and has been renovating and flipping houses.

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