Well this won't get you a grey look but a dark look that looks good on
softwoods with pronounced grain like the woods you mentioned.. Practice
on a scrap piece to see if you like it. Take a blow torch and work it
over the wood then take the wire brush and give it a good scrubbing .
Not all wire brushes are the same , some have more give and don't bite
as deep . I'd get a softer brush that has a shallow bite.
Mark and Kim Smith wrote:
On cedar, you can use iron sulfate from the local nursery to generate the
gray color. You might try a sample of the other woods to see if they will
go gray. Use about 8 oz. of iron sulfate to 1 gallon of water. After you
achieve the color you want, rinse the wood very well and dry. This solution
will stain concrete so be careful.
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