HOW TO WHITE WASH BOARDS - tutorial



White washing boards is one of the easiest paint techniques to do and fun in the summer weather.





You need:
raw wood (no finish)
watery paint (it should run like the photo below)
paint brush and a large rag

NOTE: 
any water based paint will work and you only need a small amount


Take your wide paint brush and quickly but completely cover
 one of your boards in your runny paint and immediately
wipe it off with your large rag. Repeat for all your boards and
 let stand to dry.

FYI ... You will get paint on you doing this! 



The photo below shows the difference from before and after.
You get to see all the knots and wood grain but you have 
white boards. When I am using them for backer boards I do
 not put anything else on them. If you were to use them as 
wainscoting where they would get more traffic and need 
cleaning you could simply wax them for protection.

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Here is another photo showing you how they look in use.
In this first photo the boards in the bottom portion of the
 cabinet have been painted solid white and the upper portion
 have only been white washed.


And finally this is how it all looks finished and decorated.


I love the look and I get to enjoy it every day because it is
what I did in the back of my desk hutch ...



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