how to whitewash wood
If you want to add a cool shabby chic touch to your room or just want something light and airy for the decor, whitewashing is for you. We've already shared some ideas for whitewashing planters, pots, brick walls, and chimneys. Today we're going to look at how to give your wood surfaces a chic, worn look.
Remove the furniture from the area so you have enough space to work. Place paper towels or plastic sheeting on the floor for protection. Use painter's tape to tape the siding, ceiling edges, molding, and any other surface where you are whitewashed. Whether it is floors, walls, ceilings or just a door, the technology is basically the same. First mix the color. How many parts of water and white latex paint you use depends on how whitewashed you want your wood to be. Sand your wood surfaces well and start painting them. Before you start painting the entire wall, it's a good idea to test a small area. Play around with the brush pressure and wiping technique until you get the look you want. Apply as many layers as you want if one is not enough. Use a rag / old tea towel to remove the excess paint and rub the white stain into the grain of the wood until you get an even finish. Let it dry and voila, you have whitewashed wood!
Read the tutorials below for more details, tips, and tricks to help you whitewash the wood in the best possible way.