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1 qt. Interior Aged Wood Accelerator (2-Pack)

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  • Mimics real aging process on wood in minutes for a rustic look
  • Reacts to bare or untreated wood for a unique custom wood finish
  • Aged effect varies based on wood type, covers up to 275 sq. ft.
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About This Product

Varathane 1 qt. Aged Wood Accelerator (2-Pack) creates a weathered, aged look in minutes on bare or untreated wood. Replicates the aging process that happens in nature by reacting with tannins in the wood to create a unique one-of-a-kind aged brown look. Like the natural aging process, final look of wood varies depending on the type of wood.

Highlights

  • Works quickly to create a weathered look on all types of untreated interior wood furniture and cabinetry
  • Covers up to 275 sq. ft. depending on surface porosity
  • Replicates a naturally occurring weathered finish for a unique look on furniture pieces
  • Gives wood an aged look with brown tones easily in minutes
  • Apply with a synthetic bristle or foam brush and allow to penetrate wood to create desired effect
  • Lightness or darkness of effect varies with dry time, allow to sit on wood anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Following application, allow 2 hours for weathered wood accelerator to dry
  • For the best protection of your aged surface, use a lacquer topcoat following application
  • Low odor, water-based formula cleans up with soap and water
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  • Thoroughly read instructions prior to application for optimal results
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Product Information

Internet # 304894198

Model # 331305

Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size

1 Quart

Coverage Area (sq. ft.)

275 sq ft

Details

Application

General Purpose

Application Method

Brush, Wipe On

Base Material

Water Based

Color Family

Brown

Color/Finish

Aged Brown

Dry to Touch (min.)

30 min

Interior/Exterior

Interior

Number of coats recommended

1

Number per Package

2

Paint/Stain Clean Up

Soap & Water

Paint/Stain Features

No Drip

Product Form

Liquid

Returnable

90-Day

Substrate Condition

Bare Wood, Finished Wood, Old/Reclaimed Wood, Stained Wood, Unfinished Wood

Surface Material Use

Wood

Time before recoating (hours)

1

Transparency

Transparent

Vertical/Horizontal

Vertical / Horizontal

Wood Effects

No Additional Effect

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Satisfaction guaranteed for full refund of purchase price

Questions & Answers

101Questions
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Q:Can this product be used on an exterior cedar garage door if it is sealed after application?
by|Feb 20, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  We're happy to help. Even if Rust-Oleum Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator is sealed or top coated we do not recommend applying to exterior surfaces. The exposure to UV will cause the finish to fade and peel. -Rust-Oleum Product Support 14

by|Mar 11, 2024
    caret
    Q:I have a coffee table that turned out ugly after staining. If I use a watered down coat of cream paint to bring it back to the original color of the unfinished wood, can I use the aged wood accelerator over the top then a paste finishing wax?
    by|Jul 6, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Happy to help, Nikki. Varathane Aged Wood Accelerator is designed for use on bare new and untreated wood, it replicates the aging process that occurs in nature by reacting with the tannins of the wood to create a unique one-of-a kind rustic brown. Since your table would not be bare wood, we do not recommend using Aged Wood Accelerator. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 6

    by|Jul 7, 2023
      caret
      Q:We used polycrylic (water based) over top of the weathered wood accelerator and it went from grey to brown and I hate it now. What exactly can we do to fix it and get it back to a grey color? Thank you!
      by|May 7, 2023
      1 Answer
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      A:  Happy to clear things up, Kris! To prevent Rust-Oleum Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator from reacting with polyurethanes or other wood finishes, the surface must first be sealed with Rust-Oleum Watco Lacquer Spray. Once the lacquer is applied over the surface, a polyurethane can be used. To correct the surface, the surface will need to be stripped or sanded, and then the Wood Accelerator can be used again and then sealed with the recommended lacquer. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Watco-11-25-oz-Clear-Gloss-Lacquer-Wood-Finish-Spray-63081/305562288 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

      by|May 10, 2023
        caret
        Q:If I spray with watch then poly over it will this stop the lacquer from yellowing?
        by|Jan 3, 2023
        1 Answer
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        A:  Thank you for reaching out! If you are experiencing yellowing with Rust-Oleum Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator and the Watco lacquer spray, please give us a call at 800-901-0411, so we can gather more details and look into this further. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3

        by|Jan 4, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.1 out of 5

          • 4.1 out of 435 reviews
          • 72% recommend this product
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          It weathered my white oak gates exactly as I had hoped. Cabot used to make a similar oil based product but did continued it several years ago. This is an excellent replacement.
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          Mixed results
          I used this on Hampton Bay end caps for kitcgen cabinets to reface them. It is easy to apply and clean up, though it is really thin so splashing will happen. As for the final results, I used it on 3 endcap pieces and put on 3 coats each. The two that i used on what I assume to be the out side turned out browish with hints of purple and not too even (I used a 2" nylon brush for water based stain), while the side that i think is the side that goes in turned out a perfect dark gray. Go figure...I'll definitely turn the orher two around and use the "wrong" side. If you get the right wood and put on even coats, it will look great. Otherwise...temper your expectations.
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          • Recommended
          Excellent for making weathered barn boards.
          I use this product to transform wood into something that looks like old, weathered barn wood. I find that it works really well on rough-sawn pine boards (1"-by X") that I purchase from another big box store. I first further rough up the boards with my angle grinder and a wire cup brush. I gouge the boards along their length and also rough up the 3/4" edges of the boards. After that I use black tea (6 packets per quart) to add tannins to the wood. I make a quart of the tea, let it steep and rest overnight and then 'paint' it onto the rough wood. I apply at least three coats, letting it dry in between coats. The tannins help bring out some brown in the wood. Lastly, I apply one coat of the Varathane and let that set for a few hours. The results pretty much match barnboard that I acquired from a friend.
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          • Recommended
          Awesome Product
          Works like advertised
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          This stuff is great to rapidly age or stain wood!
          I had to match some old barnwood, and chose the brown version of this. I was using 2x4 pine, and anybody that has tried to stain pine knows that it normally comes out blotchy with inconsistent results. This product makes a consistent color in the 2x4 and works GREAT. I did not use any pre-stain conditioner, only did a light sanding to smooth it out, and you can see the fantastic results from my pics. I chose to roll it on rather than brush it on, as I had a lot of surface to cover. I did not have any issues where it was too thick or where the coats were uneven (like stain sometimes does). It is much more watery than stain, but applies evenly. Highly recommend. it recommends that you use a lacquer (spray or roll on) to cover it before applying polyeurathane. I purchased a spray lacquer from Home Depot, and then covered that with a water-based poly, no issues at all.
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            So easy to use! Turned my oak table into what...
            So easy to use! Turned my oak table into what looked like literal Aged Wood! I lightly whitewashed base using high quality chalk paint and chose natural wood unfinished chairs with matte poly. Highly recommend
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            Wonderful surprise
            First time ever using this on a bunk bed my dad built for our boys. You never know what color your project will turn out like cause the grain and different wood absorbs it differently. Was pleasantly surprised how pretty this turned out to be. Used 3 coats on the bed along with a satin water based brushed on lacquer. Will definitely use on future projects!
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              Consider the original color first
              Consider the original color of your wood before you use this. Mine was cedar and it looks hideous.
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              Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 24, 2021
              Thank you for sharing your experience! With any application, we do recommend applying Rust-Oleum Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator in a test area first. This is because the product reacts to the tannins in the wood and the final appearance will be dependent on the type of condition of the wood.
              - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                Very inconsistent results
                We've used this in the last year, and have absolutely loved the results (hence the 2 stars, which would have otherwise been 1 based on this latest purchase). For my current project, I had to use an old can and a new can. I know it's best to mix cans when using different lots, but I thought I would have enough of the old can to finish. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get such different results. No hit of purple at all where I used the older can, but a very strong purplish tint in the newer batch. Wood is all the same, so no significant differences there. Very disappointing!
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                Response from Rust-OleumSupportMay 18, 2021
                We want to try to help! Please give us a call at 800-901-0411 to talk with us further about your application with Rust-Oleum Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator. When calling, please have your cans nearby, so we can collect batch information from them.
                - Rust-Oleum Product Support 3 Rustoleum
                  This product works great. I used this one and the charcoal together to make my own aged barn boards.
                  This product works great. I used this one and the charcoal together to make my own aged barn boards.
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