What kind of paint do you use to whitewash furniture? We recommend a water and paint mixture. It’s super easy to mix and apply, and it’s budget-friendly. Mix white, latex paint with water in a 1:1 ratio, which will give you a nice, transparent look. Test on a scrap piece of wood or an inconspicuous area, then adjust the ratio to your liking.
What do you need to whitewash furniture?
Can I whitewash over stained wood? The whitewashing technique can be applied to stained or natural wood. Whether it’s oak, pine or another variety doesn’t matter. The end result may look slightly different due to the differences in the wood species but you’ll achieve a similar effect.
Can I use Chalk Paint to whitewash? Using Chalk Paint™ to whitewash wood brings out the grain and creates a classic limed oak look in just a few simple steps. On some projects, you’ll be working with old wood with the most beautiful grain in it. Creating a whitewash with paint is a great way to bring out the grain and create a classic country look.