It’s easier than you think to do a blue-wash on wood. If you want to see the wood grain and have a blue color, then this quick tutorial is for you!
Why whitewash with paint?
Sometimes paint is not the look you are going for and you don’t want to stain because of the mess and odor.
White-washing or “paint-staining” also dries a lot faster than regular stain, making it a better choice for certain times, especially for a paint party!
I have never let anyone use regular stain at a paint party because it really needs a few hours in the sun to cure. Plus it can be messy and has a strong odor. If you’re not used to staining then it won’t be fun to be in a craft party that involves staining.
Doing a paint whitewash is a great choice instead!
- sponge brush
- acrylic paint (like Deco or Apple barrel)
Just follow these simple steps to start paint-staining:
First choose your paint. You will need paint and water.
In a small cup, squirt some paint in, start with about 2 TB roughly. Then add in about 1 teaspoon of water and stir.
After mixing, try it on test strip. Wait a minute to see the paint soak in. If its too translucent, add a squirt of paint to the cup.
It’s it too thick of a coat, add a dab of water to make it thinner and stir.
Test and tweak again until it’s to your liking.
Once you have your mixture, continue to apply to your wood project.
It only takes a few minutes to dry!
You can also do a second coat if you have a really light color and want more coverage.
If you’re looking for a good wood project to whitewash blue, then check out my easy shiplap pumpkin tutorial :Shiplap wood pumpkin – Wood Craft Blueprints