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DIY Barnwood Sign Painting Technique

Make your own DIY barnwood sign for any occasion or reason. It's easy, simple, and affordable!
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Wood Stain dark color
  • Craft paint white, light grey, orange, and dark grey colors
  • wood pallet sign
  • Paint brush


  • Put a small amount of dark gray paint on your dry paint brush. Then run the dry paintbrush over your surface quickly so that it leaves dark spots, light spots, and spots not covered in paint. 
  • Repeat the same process with light gray paint.
  • Repeat the process one more time with white paint.
  • Brush on the dark stain, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and wipe it off with a rag.
  • Repeat the dry brush painting technique with the dark gray, light gray, and white paints again.
  • Use your orange craft paint as you freehand the word "free" on the sign.