How to Make Your Own Colored Paint Washes for Wooden Surfaces
LEFT COLUMN: OPAQUE WASH
This finish, which is two parts paint to one part water, reveals only a few subtle hints of the grain.
MIDDLE COLUMN: MEDIUM WASH
Combining equal parts paint and water makes brushstrokes less apparent. The underlying pattern will come into view.
RIGHT COLUMN: LIGHT WASH
Mix two parts water with one part paint for a soft tint that showcases the wood's texture.