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Gray Wash Tutorial (with Vinegar Stain tutorial)

Gray Wash Tutorial (with a lesson on Vinegar Staining)     Gray wash.  I don't know if that's a real word or not but at my house it is!  I fell hard for the gray trend a few years ago, but also grew tired of painting things gray.  I love wood--the grain, the natural warmth it brings to a space, and I had tried countless times to achieve that perfect light gray stain/wash effect.  Gray store-bought stain was too dark and honestly doesn't provide the same richness that the brown-toned stains do, so it's not my favorite.  I've tried mixing all the things but could never get the finish quite right.  So, after much heartache and many a botched project,...

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