Aged Cherry Finish

Add years of patina in two easy steps.

Making new cherry look like old, naturally-aged cherry isn’t easy. Or is it? Here’s a finishing method that does the trick. It’s virtually foolproof, uses off-the-shelf products and gives new cherry a rich, reddish-brown color.

By Tim Johnson
Photos by Photos by Jason Zentner


  1. thank you for the tip… where do i find the gel topcoat to age cherry as per your video . thanks

    renato livinal, 1 year ago Reply

    • The stain and the topcoat are made by General Finishes. Go to generalfinishes.com to find a store near you that carries these products.

      jtoner, 1 year ago Reply

  2. Why use chemicals one does not need? the sun will do this in a few days.

    bev, 9 months ago Reply

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