Paint Technique: Weathered Wood Siding

The look of weathered wood siding adds simple texture to walls by just using two colors of paint.

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Materials:

natural sea sponge
satin paint (base coat: Kilim Beige SW6106; top coat: Antique White SW6119) – Sherwin-Williams
paintbrushes
blue painter's tape
craft knife
long level
pencil
2-1/2" sash brush

Steps:

1. Apply the base coat and let dry. Use a long level and a pencil to mark vertical lines of uneven widths (four, five and six inches) around the room. Cut the painter's tape into narrower pieces and tape-off along the edge of the lines, leaving the pencil marks exposed to be covered by white paint.
2. Dip a sash brush into white paint and brush the excess off onto paper towels. Pull the brush down along the wall, going right over the tape.
3. Add more white paint using a damp sea sponge, pulling it down the wall from ceiling to floor, keeping it as straight as possible and using the tape as a guideline. Once the walls are dry, add the extra peeled and chipped paint look by pouncing more of the taupe color here and there. Note: It's best to finish one wall at a time, keeping a wet edge, and then stop to remove the tape.

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