Saltwash, Saltwash, Saltwash Paint, I can’t seem to say it enough since I got my first shipment in last week.
Don’t mind the powder I had opened another box and spilled a little bit from over excitement.
So, I grabbed a tray and a bench my dad had made me a long time ago and thought how perfect to make it look old and worn.
Of course, he would kringe if he saw how much wood I applied paint to. He wasn’t fond of painted furniture but I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.
I grabbed a container of Saltwash and some paint. All I wanted to do was mix the Saltwash with some paint then, smoosh it, drag it, let it dry and paint with only paint. Sounds easy, well it is, honey or gent.
I started with this bla tray first
I knew I wasn’t going to need much so I poured approximately what I thought would be a cup,
then with the scoop provided, I put 2 scoops of Saltwash into the paint (NOTE: the Saltwash powder is white but will not alter your paint color)
and stirred with
and you want it to be the consistency of a cake batter.
You just won’t believe how hard it is to apply…lololol funny this is so easy you could get your kids to help with your projects or HEY maybe give them one of their own to do.
You are just going to use an old inexpensive chip brush and you smoosh and dab and it will leave little peaks. Now wait for it to dry a bit, oh not sure how long because I had already started on the bench. BUT it will begin to have a dull look instead of a shinny look. When you reach that stage before it is dry you take a clean chip brush and drag in any direction you want and pull those peaks down.
Once you have done this let it dry completely and you are going to paint it again but with just paint in any color you want (no saltwash added). You can either completely cover the project or just do it sparsely. On this one I used white paint as my top color and did it sparsely, using an old chip brush. I didn’t think that was a word but it is.
Let this completely dry
and then sand..whaalaa you are done or you could add a glaze. I chose not to with this piece because I wanted that fresh airy beachy look.
Now for the bench
Pretty aweefulll huh!
I didn’t photo the tray after I had dragged the peaks down but this is what it will look like.
For the top color I chose just pink paint..Remember it has no saltwash added, it is just the paint. Once dry I sanded but I wanted it to have an old grungy look so I added tea stain glaze or you could use a black wax. That would have been pretty too.
I won’t go through the whole process of this piece but I sure do love these colors together. This was done on an old cheap roll around table. When you are done I am finding it hard to tell which is the top or bottom color..This one the color added with the Saltwash was a pumpkin color and the top color without any Saltwash, was just black paint.