SALTWASH

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SALTWASH

Saltwash® powder is a product invented to create a unique weather worn, layered sun and salt air soaked look in just three quick steps. Saltwash®powder is made with real sea salt so you will notice it dries quickly and has great adhesion. It can be mixed into any brand, color or finish of paint and is always used as a base coat. When mixed to the desired consistency, Saltwash® can be applied to almost any surface that takes paint. Originally intended for furniture, Saltwash® can also give a unique look to walls, flooring, metal, glass, fabric and even plastic.

Saltwash® powder is a low voc product and all of the ingredients are considered safe in a normal working environment. We at Saltwash®, LLC are very conscientious of safety, so we recommend to always take appropriate safety precautions. Due to the fine composition of Saltwash® powder, we suggest wearing proper respiratory and eye protection when mixing and sanding. Saltwash® is manufactured in the U.S.A.

Important: Desired paint mixture should be like a thick cake icing.

Step 1

Apply heavily all over in a “glob” like technique. You will notice the heavy Saltwash texture, this is good and will add to the look you want to achieve. When the Saltwash layer is half way dry and still tacky, wipe softly with a paint brush, using light paint strokes in a back and forth motion to slightly smooth down the Saltwash. These strokes should only lightly smooth out the Saltwash layer leaving the heavy “globbed” texture more even and only slightly smoother. If the Saltwash layer becomes to dry to smooth down, simply dampen the paint brush with water and resmooth. If you need more texture, simply reapply the Saltwash.

Step 2

Once the Saltwash layer is completely dry, apply your top coat of paint. No Saltwash will be added to this topcoat of paint in this step. Reapply this topcoat of paint as desired.

Step 3

Once the Saltwash layer is completely dry, apply your top coat of paint. No Saltwash will be added to this topcoat of paint in this step. Reapply this topcoat of paint as desired.

Tips

  • Use differing paint colors for the Saltwash coat and final coat to give contrast and really show the layers of paint.
  • Using a higher gloss or Satin finish for the final coat adds to an authentic look as if it was salvaged from an old beach cottage... back when oil and lead paints were used ;)
  • Try multiple layers of Saltwash to add more interest.
  • A light coat of wax in a brown tone will add to an authentic vintage look.