Whitewashing a deck can introduce a unique look to your outdoor area, brightening the wood to allow the natural grain to shine through. It adds a touch of added coastal flair, while also remaining texturally interesting and contributing to the idea of a summer retreat. Best of all, it’s incredibly simple and easy to complete in just a few hours.
The techniques required for whitewashing are very similar to painting, making it an accessible project for any keen D.I.Yers. All you’ll need is a paintbrush, sandpaper and timber stain finish to ensure your new deck lasts for years to come.
Mix deck clean with water in a 1:4 ratio in a bucket. Once you have cleaned your deck with an applicator, leave it to dry for 24 hours.