How To #14 – How To do a washed out and aged lettering

Attitude Custom Painting – How-To
How to do a basic washed out or aged lettering
 
This is a How-To on making some lettering look old and washed
This is a job I did for a local customer. He had a Rat Rod that he wanted his fathers old company lettering on the sides of the doors.
He wanted the lettering to looks at though it's been on the doors for 70 years.
 

First, you want to make sure that you already have stencil made and applied to the panel you want the lettering one. Mask up the area around the stencil.
 

Use a spray bottle to spray a light mist of water over the letters. Be sure and adjust the mist so it's a fairly fine mist. You also don't want to overdue the water. Just a nice mist with a few "bigger" water droplets along with the smaller fine ones will work great.