How To Whitewash Wood 3 Simple Techniques
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Technique #1 Paint and Water: SuppliesUsing equal parts paint and water, the paint becomes semi-transparent and allows the wood grain to show through.This technique is best used on new lumber or smooth surfaces and creates an even and controlled modern look.
Supplies: WoodWhite paintWaterMixing cupRagTechnique #1 Paint and Water: StepsSteps:Mix paint and water to desired consistency (for this example, I used equal parts).Dip rag in mixture and apply it liberally to the wood as you would a stain, wiping over it with a rag to evenly distribute it.
Dry and repeat coats until desired opacity.For large projects, it's helpful to lay boards across a flat surface such as sawhorses while painting.Use these tips on buying or building your own sawhorses.
Technique #2 Paint and Wax: SuppliesWith this technique, use wax to mask high points and grain in the wood's surface before painting.This works on all types of wood, and creates a chippy, vintage look.
Supplies:WoodWhite paintWhite or clear wax candlePaintbrushRagWater (optional)Technique #2 Paint and Wax: StepsSteps:Using the side of the candle, roughly rub wax along the wood, working quickly and sporadically, leaving wax behind on the surface.
Paint the entire surface with white paint and let it dry until tacky, about 15 to 20 minutes.Use a rag to scrub the surface, applying pressure over the wax areas to remove paint.If desired, moisten the rag with water to remove even more paint.
If you're working on a large project, it may take more than one day to complete.Try these tricks for storing your paint brush overnight.Technique #3 Paint and Drag: SuppliesThis technique works best on surfaces with high texture, such as rough or reclaimed wood, and creates a more rustic, barnwood look.
Supplies:WoodWhite paintPlastic scrapper or wide putty knifeTechnique #3 Paint and Drag: StepsSteps:Pour a bead of paint directly down the center of the board.Use scrapper to drag the paint across the board and fill in the wood grain grooves.
Repeat in needed areas, and let it dry overnight.Final TouchesNow that you know how to whitewash wood, choose the technique that's right for your project and desired look.For all techniques, consider finishing with a coat of polyurethane to seal in your hard work...