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Limewash Glaze Over Stain

Happy New Year! Hoping all of you had a wonderful holiday and are diving into some DIY projects of your own!

I’m excited to have one accomplished already! If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen this picture.

Antique Dresser

This dresser was given to me from my Aunt and Uncle because they had a friend that was going to get rid of it and of course thought of me!

I decided I wanted this piece to go in our living room. I have been looking for something to contain the papers in our home. In our upstairs we don’t really have a “command center” to put our paper reminders, art supplies for the kids and just things we need to have in arms reach instead of on the dining room table.

The inside of this piece has three pull out drawer that will be great for these items.

I asked on Facebook what your thoughts were for this piece and I had a ton of different answers from refinish, paint, distress it to leave it.

But I wanted to do something a little different since I am a big “paint it white” girl.

I still wanted to tone down the dark stain but I didn’t really feel like painting it.

Valspar Liming Glaze

While I was in Lowe’s I stumbled on Valspar’s Limewash Glaze. While doing a little research I realized you use it over paint to give it a lived in look, some say a sun faded look.

I decided to use it right over the stain. I couldn’t find any examples so I had to just wing it.

The first coat I tried putting it on with a rag and just rubbing it in, which basically just made it look dusty.

Limewash Glaze

So the second and third coat I slathered it on with a paint brush.

I like the way the finish is not perfect. It gives it a white washed/dry brush look. You can still see some of the stain but it’s still has that white look without painting.

Limewash Glaze

I’m still not sure if I LOVE it. I definitely like it. But if you know me, if something else comes along, off to the selling site it goes!

Limewash Glaze

Limewash Glaze

Limewash Glaze

Have you tried this product? I would love to see some pictures! Just post them in the comments on my Facebook page!


Monday 7th of September 2020

I like the finisher piece, it looks like you started with a black because so much dark grey shows up.


Monday 1st of June 2020

Noo, I'd kept it as it was :(

Christi Sohler

Thursday 21st of February 2019

I bought this product and tried using as directed on Annie Sloan's French Linen I didn't like how faint it turned out to look. So did you use a dry brush effect with it? Did you wipe it off? And how wide of a brush did you use? I have a dining room table that this will be done on and I am hoping to sell it but want it to be beautiful like your piece! Thanks!


Sunday 4th of February 2018

I just bought this product. I have been playing with it. I am not sure I love it. It dries super fast!! And isn't as good as lime wax. But can see how gping over an old stain would be a good use for a quick finish...


Saturday 21st of January 2017

I think a light wipe on the edges with a medium or dark wax would add some depth to the piece . I like the finish but to me it just needs a little definition. It is a beautiful piece and the price can't be beat!

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