Friday, November 13, 2015

Patina from clear and dark wax on furniture

Hello lovelies, I'm just popping in quickly this morning to show you the difference that clear and dark wax makes to your furniture. Waxing, for me, is the part where the magic happens. Because all chalk paint, including Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, are so matte they can look very flat without waxing.

Adding dark wax to your piece can really add depth and interest. Look at the armoire below with the door on the right already waxed.

Paul who is painting his armoire in ASCP Old Ochre called me a little stressed saying that he felt it didn't look like my work and what he expected. I told him not to judge anything until he had waxed it. I then suggested he bring a door to me and I guide him and show him how to make it look amazing.  

I suggested we paint the recessed piece in a lighter colour to highlight it. We used ASCP Old White.  I then applied clear wax and dark wax, pushing the dark wax into all the crevices and wiping off the excess.

looks beautiful doesn't it. I can't wait to see the finished armoire.

Hurry up Paul!!

Fiona xx

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this. What a big difference the extra paint and wax makes. Your blog is an inspiration to me as I get started painting up a bunch of found treasures for my new home.

    Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite - Vive La France!


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