Horizontal surfaces have a huge visual impact. Use whitewashed timber to create a practical working surface that adds loads of character to your kitchen.
Words and photography Sarah Heeringa
Ensure your timber surface is clean and smooth
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.
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.
Once the surface is fully dry, apply several coats of your chosen sealer, per the product instructions.
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