In this video, This Old House painting contractor Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor how to give an antique outdoor bench a new life by giving it a whitewash finish.
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Whitewashing can give rustic furniture and decor a new life without the need for perfection. When painting contractor Mauro Henrique received an antique outdoor bench from a customer, he knew the best way to dress it up was with whitewash, and host Kevin O’Connor came along for the ride.
Time: 2 hours
Cost: Under $60
Where to find it?
To prep the bench for staining, Mauro and Kevin lightly sand the bench with 220-grit
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All supplies for this project can be found at home centers.
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