My parents have a kitchen that is done in barn beams and the barn board. The barn board on the ceiling has some water stain damage from severl years ago. What can I use to lighten the stain and something to put over it. The wood is a gray weathered never painted barn wood. Wood a gray stain/sealer work? Lots of window in the kitchen so there will be good air flow when working on it.
There is not much you can do to remove water stains from old dry wood like this. You could sand it, but you will loose the effect of the gray wood, plus more than likely you will not be able to removethem anyway. Perma Chink makes a couple of gray interior stains that you can use to try and blend the stains in. This is going to be a tough one to fix. Sorry.