Exterior wood siding panels trim gives an aged, facilitated looking wood. Open-grained wood, such as ash, oak and pine, is suitable for pickling as pickling process takes the grain, and improving the appearance of pores and cracks. As a do-it-yourself enthusiast, you can experiment with pickling to achieve darker or lighter effects until you reach a look that appeals to exterior wood siding panels your liking.
Rinse timber with a clean sponge saturated with water. Dry wood with a lint-free towel. Allow the wood to dry completely to the touch for at least two hours. Sand the surface of the wood trim, in fiberriktn, with 150-grit sandpaper. Wipe off excess dust with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Brush light-tinted oil-based stain on the trim of a synthetic brush. Wipe the excess stain immediately with a lint-free cloth for a brighter effect, or let the stain remained for about five minutes before wiping off the excess for a darker effect. Allow a 12-hour drying time.
Brush a layer gloss, semi-gloss or satin non-yellowing polyurethane trim with a synthetic brush. Let dry for 12 hours or overnight. Apply another coat of polyurethane to the exterior wood siding panels with synthetic bristles. Sand wood trim with 150-grit sandpaper. Dry with a lint-free cloth. Repeat as many times as necessary to achieve the look you want.