whitewash


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Old 01-08-04, 02:43 PM
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whitewash

Need help quick! Just finished a small table and my wife wants it whitewashed. Do I prime the new pine wood first? Do I just thin white paint with water or what? To get me more confused, I just read on this forum that whitewash is NOT paint.
Please help! She wants it by this weekend!

Thanks in advance,
Bob Hut
 
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Old 01-08-04, 02:51 PM
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If what she wants is a thinned-out white, almost painted look, then thin some white paint and brush it on and wipe it off while still wet. This will look more akin to the pickled look of late; and may be more what she wants.

There is pickling stain available which wipes better for this effect, if that is what she has in mind. I would clear coat either of these, because the thin coverage won't necessarily provide protection for the wood alone.

Hope this helps.
 
 

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