Color Washing the Potting Shed
To remedy this problem, Tom Eberharter, of the Martha Stewart Living Style department, uses a simple technique -- color washing -- which he demonstrates on a set of cedar cabinets in Martha's potting shed.
- Glazing liquid
- Flat latex paint
- Paint stirrer
- Polyurethane varnish
In a bucket, mix 1 part glazing liquid, 1 part paint, and 2 parts water. Stir well with a paint stirrer.
Paint a clean, untreated wooden surface with the color wash, applying a liberal coat so that it soaks into the pores of the wood. Avoid letting the paint drip; the drips will show, and adding a second coat to hide them will produce an effect that's too opaque. Let dry.
Seal with a coat of varnish.