Whitewashed furniture is a popular trend and it’s easy to see why. The soft, pale hue is perfect for injecting a touch of Scandi style into any room, plus it takes just minutes to achieve. Here’s our guide on how to whitewash furniture with chalk paint: You will need: Chalk paint – we recommend Annie Sloan’s chalk paint, which is available from most good DIY stores Paintbrush
How To Whitewash Furniture With Chalk Paint
Chalk paint is a great way to give furniture a new look without having to strip it down and start from scratch. It’s also a great way to cover up any scratches or blemishes on the piece. To whitewash furniture with chalk paint, start by mixing the paint with water until it reaches a consistency that you’re comfortable with. You want it to be thick enough so that it won’t run, but thin enough so that it will easily cover the surface of
Chalk paint, paintbrush, white vinegar, water, sandpaper
- Paint a thin coat of chalk paint onto the furniture, using a brush or rag
- Take furniture piece outside and lightly sand the entire surface
- Wipe down the piece with a slightly damp cloth to remove any dust or debris
-Always test a small area of the furniture with chalk paint to ensure the final color will be what you desire -Use a soft brush or cloth to apply the chalk paint in even, circular motions -Allow the paint to dry for several hours before sealing with a wax or sealant -If you are not happy with the coverage, allow the paint to dry and then apply a second coat
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Whitewash Dark Furniture?
One way to whitewash dark furniture is to mix a small amount of bleach with water and apply it to the furniture with a rag. Another method is to use a primer designed for painting over dark wood followed by two or three coats of white paint.
How Do You Make Furniture Look Whitewashed?
There are a few ways to make furniture look whitewashed. One way is to use a white paint and then brush it on top of the furniture. Another way is to use a white wash or diluted bleach and then brush it on top of the furniture.
What Kind Of Paint Do You Use To Whitewash Furniture?
I use a latex paint to whitewash furniture. I like to use a light color, like a off-white or a very light gray.
Chalk paint is a great way to whitewash furniture because it is easy to use and dries quickly. It is also a non-toxic paint, which makes it a safer option for furniture that will be used in a child’s room.