The blogging world has been inundated with the color grey.
Dark grey. Light grey. Weathered grey.
Annie Sloan chalk paint is wonderful. I’ve used it on pretty much everything inside and outside the house. It holds up extremely well. In fact, the outdoor pieces have endured several heavy rain storms and the patina continues to weather without damage to the wood.
BUT have I got something even easier and GREENER for you.
My painter friend works on very exclusive, high-end estates in Montecito, Utah, Santa Monica and Newport Beach. He introduced me to this product that hails from Canada.
You buy the powder, mix it with water and apply to raw wood. It’s that easy. It automatically begins to grey the wood, and over time, the wood continues to age and get a luxurious patina. Oh, I forgot to mention that this stuff protects the wood, too. And no need to ever re-stain. Once and done.
The best part is that Eco Wood Treatment is eco friendly, is non toxic, and doesn’t stain anything but wood. No need for drop cloths, masking, etc. Just apply. We used a sprayer for the arbors around the house and the stucco wasn’t affected at all. I’ve also used a brush and foam brush for applications.
Check this out…
Each package is about US$18 and generates a gallon of stain. We used 2.5 gallons to stain all three of our arbors, the playhouse, and 6 raised planters. One application. Ever.
Go get it!
p.s. I don’t know the owners of Eco Wood Treatment. Never met ‘em. Not gettin’ paid for this. Just happy to share a HUGE find.
p.p.s. eco wood treatment and this picture have inspired my next project…the kids’ loft…stay tuned!