TECHNIQUE 1: HOW TO WHITEWASH PINE WOOD OR OTHER SMOOTH FINISH WOOD USING A RAG
- First dilute the white paint to a consistency of heavy cream. Dip a rag into the paint and wipe it onto the wood surface.
- Use it as a white wash stain. Repeat with another 1-2 layers if you want it to look more white. Let dry between layers.
- You can also use a paint brush. I like the rag because it creates a very even whitewash stain without leaving brush strokes.
TECHNIQUE 2: HOW TO WHITE WASH RECLAIMED WOOD IN ONE EASY STEP USING A SCRAPER
This method is incredibly fun! It works best on wood with lots of surface textures, such as reclaimed fence wood. Use this method when you want to create a rustic and aged look such as a plank wall made with old barn wood.
- Clean the wood with soapy water and a brush. Let dry.
- If your paint is too thick, dilute the paint to a consistency of crepe batter.
- Now the fun part: pour paint onto the wood surface. Take a scraper and scrape the paint along the wood grain.Some paints will be soaked into the grooves. Let dry and we have a piece of rustic white washed wood!