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.
Mix Saltwash powder in an approximate 1:1 ratio, depending on your paint of choice. For best results, pour paint into a mixing container first and gradually add your Saltwash® powder until it is of an “icing-like” consistency. We suggest to begin mixing with smaller quantities of paint, 16-oz is a great starting point, and to stir your Saltwash® powder mixture every 2-4 scoops.
As a Saltwash powder beginner, we recommend applying your Saltwash powder mixture with light to medium thickness. As you get more advanced and familiar with the Saltwash® powder you will find your ideal application and consistency.
Now for the fun part, sanding Saltwash paint. It’s time to reveal all of your fabulous Saltwash powder layers. We recommend an electric sander, especially for larger pieces, but hand sanding will do as long as you have some elbow grease behind it. Typically 100 Grit Sand paper works best to expose just the right amount of your Saltwash® powder base layer of paint.