DARK WAX ON WHITE PAINT - how to video for old world effect



Learning how to use dark wax
can be tricky. Using it on white
paint can be terrifying. I have
done a short video showing
how I apply dark wax to get
an old world effect.




Here is a bit of a close up to show how the dark wax looks on
 this cabinet. It is not all muddied up with dark wax, it has
 been careful placed and worked into the finish.


This next photo shows another project.

Now for the video ...

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I always clear wax my chalk paint project before dark waxing.
Clear wax provides a layer or barrier to protect your paint
 color from the stain in the dark wax. Dark wax can be moved
 around easily on top of the clear wax, and as shown in the
 video a bit more clear wax can also be used to remove dark
 wax in areas you want to lighten up. 

The exception to this rule is when I apply dark wax to AS
 Graphite I usually do it without any clear wax to help darken
 the paint color.
BEFORE                        AFTER
1976 Knotty Pine Tall Dresser


   

After all the waxing and polishing was finished I added all 
new hardware and even included some great glass and metal
 clock knobs (seen below)



I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU!!

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