DIY Technique: How to make new wood look old with Baking Soda [Part 1]

Baking soda, or the Sodium Bicarbonate has got a number of benefits. They help with neutralizing both the acids as well as alkaline compounds. I did some research on baking soda, and their uses – I was in total surprise!

You can actually turn your new wood look old with the help of this magic product. In this DIY post, I will be sharing you the complete step-by-step guide on how to get this job done with baking soda.

How to make new wood look old with Baking Soda [Part 1]

If you have got some baking soda at your home, then you can get the ‘turn new wood look old’ job done easily. This is a beginner’s guide, so will be explaining all the steps in detail for you. Shall we get started?

How to make new wood look old with Baking Soda

First, we will check out the Baking Soda method, and here’s how you have to do the task:

Step 1 

Take a bucket, and fill it with warm water. Now take a cup of baking soda completely filled in it, and pour it into the bucket. Mix this solution really well using a wooden spoon, till the entire soda has not dissolved in the water properly.

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Step 2

In the next step, you will need a brush for applying the solution onto the wood. Dip the brush completely into the solution, and then remove the excess liquid from the brush by shaking the brush. Now apply this dipped brush evenly on the wood surface. Place the wood in a sunny spot, and let the wood get dried entirely.

clean the wood surface

Step 3

After the coating gets dried, take up a clean cloth and wipe the surface of the wood. This part is important, as you have to remove out all the wood residues left on it. Immerse the cloth in the cold water, and then squeeze out all the excess water from it. Rub the cloth against the surface, until you get a smooth surface. Again wait for sometime till the wood gets dried completely.

This is how you can get a dusky and old look on a new piece of wood with the help of Baking Soda. Now we will check out on how to do this same result with the Vinegar solution.

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