Now we need to clean these wood tables before we can move on to painting. Place the piece of furniture on a drop cloth in a well ventilated area.
This is not ok when painting furniture in the traditional way that we normally do, but it is ok when whitewashing furniture.
How to paint stained wood furniture white. If the wood is red or yellow in color, seal the wood with shellac to prevent bleeding. Be sure to clean the sanding dust. By sealing the existing surface you lock in those impurities that can otherwise seep into your paint as it dries to contaminate your lovely white.
Then allow the stain to dry. A standard 2×4 wood is a light wood with dark knots. Brush on the water/paint mixture in the direction of the wood grain.
Use a clean rag to wipe off the paint in the direction of the wood grain. Wood conditioner is less important with white wood stains compared to dark wood stains, which look splotchy more easily. The foam roller, if used properly, will spread the primer without leaving brush lines.
Apply a stain (optional) you can apply a stain on top of the dried paint if you want to give the piece of furniture a polished, antiquated look. Use the paintbrush to reach into the corners. Apply paint primer to the piece with a paintbrush and a foam paint roller.
First, inspect the piece for any damage. Once sanded, stained wood trim accepts new layers of paint easily. Cleaning wood furniture for paint.
Let sit for five minutes or more. Sand the furniture in a circular motion with sandpaper, covering every part of the furniture that you plan to paint, then wipe down the furniture’s surface with a wet cloth and let it dry completely. Then follow up with a clean damp cloth and give a ‘rinse’ wipe down to remove any residue.
When it comes to white paint and polyurethane, stay clear! What clear coats not to use over white paint polyurethane. The best way to whitewash wood stain the wood (or leave it raw for a light finish).
Mix 2 parts white paint (flat latex or matte acrylic both work fine) with 1 part water. To remedy this, and make it all better you want to grab a clean dry cloth. However, if you're looking for full coverage, then you should consider using paint.
Before the watered down white wood paint gets a chance to dry you will need to wipe the paint off of the piece. Then i sealed with two coats of the gator hide using the blue sponge to apply it. Grab a scrubby sponge and clean the entire surface of your furniture with a little dish soap, white vinegar and water.
Always wear a mask when sanding. But over time, the stain can seep through the paint. No matter how great the adhesion of the paint we want to use a shellac based primer, oil based primer, or another stain blocking primer (my favorite is the dixie belle paint companies boss which comes in clear or white!) to seal the surface and lock in any stains, oil, or tannin.
Any dirt or grime left on the dresser will cause your white paint to not adhere properly. Polyurethane is a finish that is designed to seal the wood as a protective topcoat, it is typically used over natural wood colors or stains that slight yellowing is unnoticeable and doesn’t impact the overall look of the piece. Fill any holes with wood filler, repair any drawers.
It sits just long enough to creep into the wood grain but not. Then i applied dixie belle’s white magic voodoo gel stain to the wood areas with a soft cloth: How do you whitewash stained wood?
If you want to paint your furniture white, start by removing any drawers, shelf slots, hinges, or knobs. A whitewash will give it a white look and allows the knots to remain darker. Simple white and antique white will give subtle whites that will tone down the yellowness.
For a more in depth post about properly prepping your furniture for paint, see this post here. We skipped the wood conditioner on this one because it was just a small area, but we still got great results.