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White wash dark furniture


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  • White wash is basically paint/water 50/50. You can whitewash furniture with this mixture or just use paint and wipe off as much as you want. Here's a link with more information:

    https://www.hgtv.com/how-to/home-improvement/whitewashing-and-pickling-techniques

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 16, 2021

    White wash is 50/50 white latex paint with water. Scuff with fine steel wool or sand paper. Clean with TSP. Then you are ready to paint.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 16, 2021

    The Best Way to Whitewash Wood

    1. Stain the wood (or leave it raw for a light finish).
    2. Mix 2 parts white paint (flat latex or matte acrylic both work fine) with 1 part water.
    3. Brush on the water/paint mixture in the direction of the wood grain.
    4. Use a clean rag to wipe off the paint in the direction of the wood grain.


  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Nov 16, 2021

    Here's a tutorial on youtube but I agree with Ann and Kathy a 50/50 white latex paint mixed with water is a great way to white wash. Some people prefer to just wipe it on with a rag while others use a brush. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wn1wDbhjAQ

  • Janice Janice on Nov 16, 2021

    Clean and scuff your dark furniture, then mix a 50/50 ratio of paint to water. The result will be quite runny. You can apply to white wash your item. You can alter the mixture depending on the result you want.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 16, 2021

    You'll have to prepare the wood for the whitewash by sanding or stripping it. Here is a good link to help you through:


    https://cutthewood.com/diy/how-to-whitewash-dark-wood-furniture/

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 16, 2021

    Hello. You might consider this rustoleum product below. Their customer service helpline is white helpful. Here’s a link for your consideration.


    https://rustoleum.com/en/product-catalog/consumer-brands/varathane/whitewash-wood-enhancer



  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 17, 2021

    Whitewashing dark furniture takes stages. You can’t just spread new paint over the wood! You must remove, strip the old varnish and paint and prepare wood first before you can move on to the actual whitewashing procedure.

    Sand the furniture using medium or fine grit sandpaper or you may use a sander to rub the surfaces you will whitewash. If it has an existing layer of paint, lacquer, or stain you must sand this completely.

    Wipe the residue and dust with a clean damp cloth to create a clean and safe environment to work in. You can use a ready-made “wood stain” or “whitewash pickling” or you can also make your own whitewash formula by mixing paint and water (2:1 ratio of latex paint and water). For both homemade and store-bought products, always stir the mixture thoroughly before using.

    Apply the whitewash to the furniture with a paintbrush, foam roller or clean rag. The mixture will dry more quickly than standard paint, therefore, you must apply this in small sections rather than coating the entire piece of furniture in one time. Apply the whitewash in long, even strips along the length of the surface then wipe any excess paint with a rag.

    Let everything dry before using or applying the stain. Give your whitewash time to dry up as much as possible before applying a sealant or adding more whitewash layers.

    Seal the whitewashed furniture. After the whitewashing is completely dried, apply a clear water-based sealant. This will protect the whitewash job from the elements and will create a fresh new look even if the furniture piece for years. Most sealants are applied using a brush or a lint-free sponge.

    Always use a clear water-based sealant. Oil-based sealants can make your furniture acquire a yellow tinge that is far from its original color. Apply the sealant in long even strokes over the wood. Let this dry completely for a day before using your furniture again.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on Nov 17, 2021

    When I white wash I water down the white paint until I get a consistency that works for the wood I am using.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Nov 18, 2021


    The Best Way to Whitewash Wood

    1. Stain the wood (or leave it raw for a light finish).
    2. Mix 2 parts white paint (flat latex or matte acrylic both work fine) with 1 part water.
    3. Brush on the water/paint mixture in the direction of the wood grain.
    4. Use a clean rag to wipe off the paint in the direction of the wood grain.


  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 18, 2021

    Might be better to use a Lime wax.

  • Maura White Maura White on Nov 22, 2021

    Add primer - a couple of coats maybe before you add your lighter paint color.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie 5 days ago

    Hi there, whitewashing is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Figure out what type of paint or stain is currently on your furniture. Take a damp cotton ball and rub it over a small area that you won't see. If the paint doesn't rub off, it is oil-based paint and you will need to prime the surface and before whitewashing. If the paint comes off, you can proceed by whitewashing with any type of paint. This video has a whole bunch of tips that will show you how to whitewash - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5LrV5-aAdg

  • Annie Annie 9 hours ago

    Did you see this Hometalk project someone posted? They did their dining table with whitewash.

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/paint/furniture/paint-stain-whitewash-distress-a-farmhouse-table-by-ana-white-40475283