White Wash Using Clear Glaze & White Paint

white wash with clear glaze

Previously …

I’ve used Fusion Mineral Paint Clear Glaze a couple of times on other projects for adding a dark glaze, like this Coffee Table (click on image for tutorial).Ash and clear glazeand on this Picture Frame with applique. Ash with clear glaze

But recently, I painted this little table in the beautiful aqua colour, Eulalie’s Sky in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and I wanted to give it a beachy feel and add a little white wash look to it.Eulalie's Sky MMSMP

Fusion’s Clear Glaze

Clear Glaze can be mixed with any of the Fusion Mineral Paint colours to create a whole new look for your painted piece. Just think of all the possibilities! Metallic paints included! And then depending what colour you are glazing over, there are even more possibilities.Clear Glaze

In the following video I show you how I added the clear glaze with white paint to my painted table, but because I know you’re going to ask about quantities, I’ll let you in on my secret – which is my best guesstimator! Really – I just add a bit of Clear Glaze to a dish, then add a drizzle of paint colour to tint the glaze. But for those of you who want a better-than-just-a-guess kind of quantity, here’s a general idea:

1 Tablespoon of glaze : 1 teaspoon of paint

This amount will cover approximately a small table similar to the one I use in this video demo:

You can see the subtle white wash in the crevices and along the paint lines. These would be accentuated even more if I had not used a self leveling paint, but used a chalk type paint that can show off the brush strokes for added texture.white wash over Eulalie's Sky

white wash using clear glaze

To Finish:

To finish off your piece, make sure you add a sealer such as Fusion’s Tough Coat Wipe-on Poly or a clear wax such as Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax.White Wash


More Tutorials on Glazing Furniture

You may like to also see these tutorials on how to use glaze on furniture:

Adding Glaze to Furniture

Glazed Picture Frame with Applique


In other news …

I have been slowly adding to the stock at my Antique Booth in at the Camp Hill Antique Centre here in Brisbane, and am excited to have added Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Sandi Hands and some drawer knobs today.Milk Paint

If you’re not in Brisbane, you can find any of these products in my online shop using the Product tab here on my website. We ship Australia wide.

We are authorised retailers for Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Australia. This blog post may contain affiliate links.

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  • Reply
    January 31, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Can you please tell me what the difference would be of mixing white paint with clear glaze or just diluting the white paint with water?

    • Reply
      Sharon Hankins
      February 2, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Great question Elyse. You could do either, but mixing the white paint with water would have a different consistency, acting more like a watered down paint, whereas the glaze has a consistency that allows it to spread differently on the surface, showing it in the crevices and details of even the flat surfaces. Depending on what the final look is that you are after, I would practice on some sample boards until you find a method that you are happy with. I hope that helps.

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