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Bleach is perfect for someone who loves the appeal of rustic, weathered barn wood —and never wants to re-touch or re-stain —NEVER EVER.
Looking beyond comeliness —the outward appearance of wood and timbers exposed for increased aesthetic appeal, structures left to nature are given a natural coating that will last indefinitely. While the life expectancy and unity of future potential coatings are influenced by the process of exposure to weather that will require some maintenance.
For the first hundred years or so, the colonies of America allowed the exterior surfaces of their homes and shelters to weather naturally. This Early American tradition can be considered the first method of finishing. Later, people, in general, used paint on the surfaces.
Today, interest is revived in the colonial tradition of rustic finishes and natural beauty of weathered wood.
The process of naturally exposing timbers to the weather modifies the molecular structure of the wood. Generally, within two months of being exposed to the sunlight, light woods will become darker and dark woods will become lighter. The progression of weathering is influenced by many factors, e.g. extent of exposure, the density of the material, the rate of growth, extractive and lignin content. The more exposure the faster the rate of weathering.
Although The beauty of natural weathered wood as found on old American barns can be pleasing, the initial changes to becoming a seasoned surface is a slow development with varying results.
Weathering through commercially prepared bleach is the perfect alternative. The stain is water base bleach with a silver-gray pigment finish that is allowed to soak for hours and then exposed to sunlight. There is no restraining of the timbers. The longer the timber basks in its environment, the more beautifully rustic the timbers become.