whitewashing


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Old 10-16-01, 10:43 AM
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We are needing to add and "whitewash" some trim to match pre-existing cabinets and trim. How can I get the new trim to match? What are the steps for whitewashing?
 
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Old 10-20-01, 02:28 AM
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Phillip, There are so many ways to whitewash, antique, stress and faux surfaces it would be hard to help you without knowing this: Is the trim painted with some kind of brushed on streaks added in a lighter or darker color?...Trim stained with above added treatment?...Trim just stained as in a pickle(in the southern states this is only a light whitish stain that may have a little pink/rose, gray or green/blue in it) or just a straight stain that may be a little on the streaky side? Let us know and I'm sure there is a way to help....Mike
 
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Old 10-26-01, 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by mikejmerritt
Phillip, There are so many ways to whitewash, antique, stress and faux surfaces it would be hard to help you without knowing this: Is the trim painted with some kind of brushed on streaks added in a lighter or darker color?...Trim stained with above added treatment?...Trim just stained as in a pickle(in the southern states this is only a light whitish stain that may have a little pink/rose, gray or green/blue in it) or just a straight stain that may be a little on the streaky side? Let us know and I'm sure there is a way to help....Mike
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The wood has a pink / rose look with the pale white brush-on on the top.
 
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Old 10-28-01, 01:31 AM
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Phillip Lybrand, This may be a job for a pro paint store. First you need a stain and finish that will match the one on the cabinets. Then a varnish or something similar that will bond to that with the correct color added to get the whitewash effect. The reason I say you may not want to dive into this is you can go through a lot of material attempting to get it right. A pro paint mixer will know upon looking at one of your cabinet doors where to start....Mike
 
 

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