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How To Paint Wooden Pallets


After we had our kitchen repainted, I needed an art-like installation that could also function as pot holder. There is a blank wall on the side of the sink that would be perfect spot for this. Since I painted our kitchen a neutral color from too bright apple green, I needed a fresh pop of color.

I asked our carpenter to build me something similar to a typical pallet using 3pcs. 2″x4″ KD wood and 4 pcs. 1/2″x4″ reclaimed palochina wood.  And here’s how I painted it using my craft acrylic paint and leftover latex paint used in our living room and kitchen.steps

This was quite experimental actually so I really couldn’t give an exact tutorial. But this is how I basically did it:

1. I diluted the blue paint from our living room with water to use as “wash” and I did not like the effect. Haha!

2. To remedy it, I mixed it with my blue craft acrylic and applied it to the still wet pallet. Added a bit of green and yellow here and there. I waited for a while for the paint and wood to dry (since I was using much water), then sanded the wood to blend the colors.

3. Not quite there  yet so I added a bit more brown, more yellow, sanded it off. It was too bright for me so to tone down the colors, I added the same white paint I used for the kitchen wall and sanded it endlessly.

I got more pallet projects to paint. I just hope to find time to do it. 🙂

2 Comments on How To Paint Wooden Pallets

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    Denise Ang
    June 24, 2015 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Again, I just found out about your blog kaya dont be surprised if I have a lot of comments 🙂 I’ve been wanting a white washed wood in my room for food photograph, would you happen to know saan nakakabili ng mga wood na mura lang. Ayoko na kasi bumili sa furniture store kung kaya ko naman pagandahin nalang just like this 🙂


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