- Super Finish Max
- Medium Spray Shelter
- Rag or Towel
- White Acrylic paint
- Unfinished Wood Advent Calendar Ladder
With Christmas right around the corner I wanted a new Advent Calendar to help celebrate the holidays with my kids. I fell in love with a high end Advent Calendar Ladder from a couple years ago, but the price was too high plus it's no longer available. So, why not make one!
You can get all the details on how I built the Advent Calendar Ladder here, but for this project I decided to cut the wood and finish it before building the ladder. Here's how I stained & whitewashed my advent calendar ladder.
First things first, I setup my absolute favorite spray tent, the Medium Spray Shelter! Then I prepped my Super Finish Max Extra HVLP Paint Sprayer (you can find the classic version HERE) with a weathered stain. I made sure to use the blue spray tip, but always make sure to reference the instructions on what spray tip is best for your project.
For this project I also used HomeRight's Turn Table for Paint Spraying. Besides the spray shelter, this is the next best tool when it comes to painting.
Next, I setup a couple pieces of the ladder at a time and started lightly spraying the stain. I then wiped the excess stain off and I set the pieces aside to dry. The stain I used darkens as it dries, so I only applied 1 coat.
Allow the wood to fully dry, then come back to apply the whitewash. For the whitewash you'll need to mix about 1 part white acrylic paint with 2 parts water. If this was a larger project you could also use your Super Finish Max Sprayer, but since it was a smaller project I simply brushed on the whitewash and then quickly wiped it off with a rag.
Depending on how diluted the white paint is, 1 coat should be plenty. After all the pieces were whitewashed I assembled the Ladder. Here's the after of my new Advent Calendar Ladder!
To see more on how to assemble the Advent Calendar Ladder, along with how I made the individual burlap sacks visit my blog A Shade of Teal for more information.
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