To whitewash pine furniture, prepare the work area, sand the pine, apply wood conditioner, and apply whitewash. Finally, apply two coats of water-based polycrylic to the pine.
- Prepare the work area
Choose a work area with good air circulation. Cover the floors and surrounding furniture with drop cloths.
- Sand the furniture
Use a palm sander with a 120-grit disk to sand the pine. Use the same grit of sandpaper to sand hard-to-reach areas, and then use a tack cloth to wipe away sawdust.
- Apply wood conditioner
To prevent blotches, apply a coat of wood conditioner using a high-quality paintbrush. Wait for the conditioner to dry according to the directions. Sand the furniture lightly, and wipe away the debris using a clean tack cloth.
- Apply the whitewash
Apply the whitewash in the direction of the wood grain, using long strokes. Be sure to shake the can before application to combine the contents. Use a clean, fiber-free rag to wipe off excess whitewash. Let the furniture dry.
- Apply a polycrylic coat
Sand the furniture lightly, and wipe it using a clean tack cloth. Apply a coat of water-based polycrylic. Allow the furniture to dry for 4 hours, and then sand it using 220-grit sandpaper. Wipe away the debris using a tack cloth.
- Apply the final polycrylic coat
Use a high-quality brush to apply the final coat of polycrylic. Use even strokes along the grain, overlapping each stroke. Allow the furniture to dry and cure completely before using it.