What are some safety tips to remember when whitewashing wood floors?

Whitewashing a wooden floor is a great way to brighten a room and inexpensively cover floors that are in bad condition and that you don't want to sand and finish like regular hardwood floors.

  • When whitewashing wood floors, if you are using a product that is oil based you need to have good ventilation for the fumes.
  • If the floor is old and splintered you should be careful not to get these splinters in your skin while working.
  • If using regular whitewash, which is lime based, be careful not to get it in your eyes and be sure children and pets are not in the room. Whitewashing using a thin white paint and water combination is much safer.