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Safe No Chemical Wood Finish

I have posted a few painting techniques in the past, take a look at my most recent one which I used for some fall pumpkins. The thing is, I really don’t like using chemicals. It’s pretty hot here in Arizona, and I hate using chemicals in my home, so if I can use a no chemical solution to get the same results, then I’m all in! Today I was cleaning out my under the sink flip out drawer. It was looking really rusty and dirty and then I had a light bulb moment! If by leaving my Brillo pads in that drawer creates a rusty finish, then who says I couldn’t do the same for wood? Using tea bags (which can stain pretty nicely as well) I created this new finish for my wooden wall ladder.

safe no chemical wood finish
Dirty Drawer Shelf

The dirty drawer shelf that inspired me to get this look on my wood.

For this project you’ll need:

  • Brillo pads
  • vinegar
  • tea
  • hot water
  • paintbrush
Soak the Brillo Pads in Vinegar
Soak the Brillo Pads in VinegarI took my Brillo pad and soaked in vinegar over night. It was a bit pink, which is not what I was going for, but onward we go!

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