3 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Whitewashing Product

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3 Tips To Help You Choose The Perfect Whitewashing Product

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. 

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