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Whitewash: Do you buy it or dilute white paint?

Posted by alisande (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 20, 09 at 23:29

In a recent thread (linked below) Ronbre suggested that I whitewash my new laundry alcove. Now that I have a gallon of primer and a gallon of paint sitting in the area, I'm thinking of returning them and going with the whitewash.

Is this something I should buy, like a whitewash stain, or do you recommend diluting white latex paint instead? If the latter, how do you know how much water to add?

I'm finding it easier to choose a new washer than to decide on this wall treatment.



Here is a link that might be useful: previous thread about my laundry area

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RE: Whitewash: Do you buy it or dilute white paint?

Whitewash is not paint. Below is a recipe. There are many variations. Google.

One thing I remember about whitewash when I was a kid was that it stayed white by sloughing. Something to consider....

Here is a link that might be useful: Whitewash Recipe

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