DIY project: whitewash tabletop

01 Apr 2015

A whitewash finish will bring out the beautiful textures of wood-grained furniture, and this DIY project by Good magazine is a great way to introduce the look to your home.

You will need:

Timber surface, sanded smooth
Gloves, soft cloth or old sock
Various paint brushes
1L of waterborne Resene Lustacryl semi-gloss waterborne enamel in Resene Black White
Resene Aquaclear Waterborne Urethane Varnish in a satin finish

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It only takes four steps to recreate this whitewash tabletop.

Step 1

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Ensure your timber surface is clean and smooth.

Step 2

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Lightly paint one area using a little paint and fast-sweeping strokes following the line of the wood grain. Feather the paint edges, so when you move to the next areas you can blend the paint together smoothly.

Step 3

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Rub over the painted areas using a dry paintbrush, an old sock over your hand or a damp cloth for a softer, more even effect. Work fast over the surface as the paint will soak in quickly. If one part has too much paint, remove some of it using a pot-scouting cloth and a little water. Once you have achieved the effect you want, move to the next unpainted area.

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Once the surface is fully dry, apply several coats of your chosen sealer, per the product instructions. Leave overnight to dry. Enjoy your stunning new kitchen tabletop.

Styling and photography by Sarah Heeringa.

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