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Forum topic by Rockytop posted 03-22-2017 04:10 PM 481 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2017 04:10 PM

I just built this for a customer. Its a headboard.! She’s wanting a whitewash but told me take it my own direction. I’m wanting to do mild whitewash but @ the same time highlight the orange. I’m rather new to the finishes. How can I achieve a gentle whitewash & still highlight the orange without really darkening it?

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#1 posted 03-22-2017 06:45 PM

Anybody? Thoughts?

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#2 posted 03-22-2017 06:48 PM

Experiment on scrap first.

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#3 posted 03-22-2017 07:03 PM

You can take white paint, I’d use water base paint and thin it way down to act as a whitewash. I agree with trying it out on some scrap first and then start with the back to practice your technique before doing the front.

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#4 posted 03-22-2017 07:09 PM

a1jim idea works, I will add that I lightly sand after the first wash, it may bring out the orange .

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