3 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Whitewashing Product
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You want a whitewashed, sunbleached, light coastal piece of furniture.
And that? Well, that’s exactly the info I am dishing up today to help you with.
Here are my top three tips to help you achieve that whitewashed furniture piece you’re dreaming of.
Choose your tone - modern or vintage?
If you're looking for a modern, bright white - 'Gallery White' water-based Engrained Stain is the perfect product to achieve this look.
Vintage/warmer whitemore your jam? Opt for 'Organic White' water-based Engrained Stain.
Apply two coats with a foam brush or damp Chux to reach opacity.
Choose your opacity - buildable or opaque?
If you want more of a buildable, controllable wash then 'Calico Finishing Oil' would be most suitable if you want the added benefit of conditioned timber and a durable finish.
Alternatively, if you have white paint on hand, simply water that down and apply with a brush, foam brush or Chux and build up layers till you reach the opacity you want. Seal the piece with Polyseal, a finishing wax or gel, or oil.
Wanting a lot of opacity?
Use the Engrained Stains 'Gallery White' or 'Organic White' all-in-one stain and sealant products that will help you reach a very opaque finish with one or two coats.
Choose a white wax
If stains and oils aren't your cup of tea, there's always the option to apply a white wax to raw timber and build up layers of white with a wax brush or Chux.
I hope this information has helped you choose which whitewashing product you need for your project.