DARK WAX. It will be the base wax which helps control and remove the amount of dark wax you will be applying on top of it. I took a photo of it … The good thing about using wax over chalk paint is that there are few rules. Wipe the wax off with a clean t-shirt rag or a use wax brush. You should try the new waxes…you will love them. The Chalk-Tique Dark Paste Wax is a very efficient wax for furniture. Layered with the white it gives the finish dimension and balances out the white cast of the liming wax. I love soft dark wax, but years ago, it was hard to find. Prevents the stain in the dark wax from penetrating and staining the paint directly. To give yourself even more control, I like to mix a little clear wax with the dark. Apply a thin coat of White Chalk Paint® Wax, removing any excess with a clean cloth. 3. Once the clear coat has dried for at least 24 hours, you can follow up with an optional 1 or 2 coats of dark wax. But in my experience, applying dark wax well in a way that looks appropriate to a piece is an acquired skill that comes with practice. The poly will seal the piece so yellowing shouldn't be an issue down the road. Applying wax to a finish with a sealed topcoat is a bit different than waxing chalk or milk paint (if that’s been your main experience with wax).  It lightens and creates interest when applied over dark colors. It looks almost like dirt that has built up over the years. The longer the clear wax has to cure, the less control you have over the dark wax, so it’s best to dark wax over a fresh coat of clear. Less is more, so there’s no need to apply wax too thickly. (The waxes were sent to me by Annie Sloan's Australian PR company as part of the interview and paint project I blogged about yesterday).  I know it seems weird that the middle is whiter than the left side since we placed White Wax over the paint, but what you are seeing is the fact that while wax is still wet it can sometimes make the paint a bit translucent and the bottom color shows through. There is a little trick to applying dark wax over chalk paint when painting furniture. Dab your dark furniture wax onto the painted table with the brush. This will give your piece of furniture a darker, more worn-in patina. I'll show you how I do it and ask questions.  The depth of the color and the richness it brings out is really stunning. Apply each … The White Wax is subtle and can be used full strength, I find no need to knock back the intensity with clear wax. Because I applied the Clear Wax first I was able to control how much of the Black Wax grabbed onto the paint and wipe away where I had more than I wished for. White wax may not be as common as the popular clear or dark wax, but it certainly gives a gorgeous look and beautiful sheen. I think this piece would look lovely with a little sanding and some dark wax applied over. Dark wax gets into all nooks and crannies giving it a beautiful aged look. WHAT!? Mix some black or dark grey paint into your wax to create a DIY Tinted Furniture Wax. Learning how to use dark wax can be tricky. More than that, though, it’s a fantastic wax for enhancing and protecting the look of chalk paint. Here is what I did. So I decided to apply White Wax to highlight the details. Honestly, when she sent me a picture the orange colored table, it didn’t look that bad. The JTS took this photo. This is Old White over Paris Grey. 3. So if you’re a novice, I would suggest starting with a glaze.  You can just paint until you are all hot and sweaty just like those volleyball players in Top Gun. So, when it was announced that Annie Sloan the furniture painting and Chalk Paint® inventing Queen was releasing two new waxes, a Black and a White, I immediately began salivating at the thought of getting back to the studio and painting (and waxing) something….ANYTHING! If you do over-apply the wax, you can wipe back any excess with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax, making sure every part of your piece has been waxed at least once. Wax dries fast, so work on one small area at a time.  Is it HOT in here? Achieve a unique, antique finish using BEHR white or dark antique wax Designed to work with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint. Allows the dark wax to move easier. It is important to know a few thing before you apply wax to wood. Which I think I managed to give it…. The technique will still work with semi-gloss paint. Apply the dark wax to the surface of the piece of furniture, directly over the clear wax. The clear wax will remove the most of the dark wax so you can start that spot over. This Website not only provides videos, as well as images about White wax on dark furniture … But, if you do use dark wax…..you REALLY want to have a clear wax base BEFORE applied prior to the dark wax since it: 1. I have a set of gold mirrors that were my grandmother’s. A little bit of dark wax goes a long way, and if you apply it before you use clear wax it can be difficult to remove. Liming works best on either open grained wood such as oak, pine or ash but it also looks great on ornately carved furniture where the white wax will settle in the crevices and give a soft worn look (like antiquing with dark wax but cleaner and more gentle). White Wax. 3. Above you can see Clear vs White Wax over colors and below you see the difference of Black, Brown and Clear over various colors.Â. This special formulation can be used on metal to preserve or enhan A layer of clear wax makes it easier to move the dark wax around the piece too. 3. Creates a whitewash effect; Can also be used to create limed effect; Soft and creamy wax for smooth application Apply the diy dark wax with a rag and wipe off excess. The leg braces needed wax too. I have been thinking of painting them for six years but have been worried that I would ruin them. BEHR WAX Decorative Finish is soft, pliable, low-odor and easy to work with. It’s a bit more forgiving, lighter and easy to work with. Then thought that it should have a little shine so I used black in semi gloss. See more ideas about white wax, painted furniture, redo furniture. Apply the dark wax to the surface of the piece of furniture, directly over the clear wax.   The two options before were Clear and Dark, which is a rich brown. The longer the clear wax has to cure, the less control you have over the dark wax, so it’s best to dark wax over a fresh coat of clear. White wax tutorial for chalk paint. And use clear wax over the paint! So I made some by mixing Feed and Wax with a paint tint. Apply wax evenly over your project. This first coat of clear wax IS necessary. I recently tried it over the color Napoleonic Blue and fell completely in L.O.V.E. This wax can be used to show off those intricate little details, to soften up the tone of a bold color, or simply to whitewash a piece in order to give it an aged, coastal look. Now I think it’s too shiny and want something to soften it all up. Designed to work with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint. You can see a list of dark waxes below: Minwax Dark wax – Chalk-Tique Dark wax- Annie Sloan Dark wax- Dip your other wax brush into the dark wax. Just take the clear and wipe it over to fade the dark. Over white it produces a soft grey 'cooling' effect. Having a clear wax base allows you to remove the dark wax on top or lighten it, if needed. Traditionally this look was achieved with lime which is pretty caustic. White, dry, flaky wax is the other most common type of wax found inside your ears. There is a little trick to applying dark wax over chalk paint when painting furniture. Then go ahead and use your lint-free cloth to wipe the wax off of your painted furniture leaving the wax in the crevices. Mix some black or dark grey paint into your wax to create a DIY Tinted Furniture Wax. I created a quick sample board for the store and as you can see here the White Wax too looks great over Napoleonic Blue but just in a different way.  Well let me tell you! Apply the diy dark wax with a rag and wipe off excess. You are going to love these new wax colors. After painting this little cabinet shelf white, I went over it with clear wax then a black wax. Then the dark wax (if any - I think it looks muddy and I don't like dark wax myself). Learning how to use dark wax can be tricky. Do you have to apply clear wax over top of the white wax? Less is more, so there’s no need to apply wax too thickly. Are you crazy Maria…, well yes, but that isn’t the point.  YOWZERS! Once I’ve waxed with the mixture I then go back and apply full strength black wax to detailing using a small kids paint brush, and wipe away excess. Build up the dark wax until you’re happy with the effect.  The Black is strong and used by itself will overpower the paint color. After painting this little cabinet shelf white, I went over it with clear wax then a black wax. White Wax on Painted Furniture I recently painted a hutch in Aubusson Blue Chalk Paint and when I was done it looked a little well blue. When I use dark wax I always apply a coat of soft wax first as it is easier to wipe away excess with the soft wax underneath. The table will be for sell in my booth. How To Use Annie Sloan Black Wax in the details ... - YouTube How to paint with Chalk Paint® {Tutorial}. The poly will seal the piece so yellowing shouldn't be an issue down the road. Dip a clean rag into the clear wax and then use the rag to remove the dark wax … I was wondering if I could apply the white wax and how that would look. Just apply a little clear wax over the dark wax and wipe it with a clean rag.  But I did go back with more White Wax and apply with a small brush to the detailing, to bring out the lines of the piece. 2. After care: wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dip your other wax brush into the dark wax. Tip: It’s always a good idea to put a layer of clear wax over the piece before using your dark wax. Some even like to dip their brush in clear 1st then in the dark and then use it to blend it into certain areas. 2. This first coat of clear wax IS necessary. A dark wax finish can be customized more than a glazed finish, by rubbing more wax into certain areas on a piece and buffing it to a shine. You can also apply some clear wax over the dark to help with the blending. Instead of soaking into the paint, the wax sits on top of the surface. January 3, 2014 at 11:27 am. A dark wax finish can be customized more than a glazed finish, by rubbing more wax into certain areas on a piece and buffing it to a shine. If you find that the dark wax is still too dark you can use more soft wax over it and this will act as an “eraser” to remove as much of the dark wax as you’d like. http://mylove2create.blogspot.com/2013/11/wowza-weekend-link-party-29.html. This variety of cerumen is linked to a recessive gene . How to Use the Liming Wax. The table will be for sell in my booth. This explains why all the blog-land-tutorials on Annie Sloan’s White Wax are demonstrating its effect on painted furniture – which is beautiful btw. Just make sure and use a clean rag to blend it in. The JTS took this photo. Clean the stripper off. Reply. Light Protection. I spray painted one of them with rustoleum black spray paint flat. This will give your piece of furniture a darker, more worn-in patina. Paint the dark wax mix onto all the grooves and crevasses and allow to sit for a few minutes. It takes on a nice grey tone when combined with the clear wax and deposits an aged patina to the wood (over paint or stain). 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. Annie Sloan Wax and Chalk Paint go together like Ben & Jerry or Thelma & Louise – some of us can’t image one without the other. Before & After Console Table: Using Dark Wax as a Stain – A few weeks ago, my mom was back in our hometown and found a console table she said was “slightly orange.” We had been looking for a slim lined table for the bedroom makeover and the one she found had all the right measurements.  Then I wiped back the excess with a rag, leaving  black wax in the grooves and then gently blended the excess black wax over the remainder of the piece. A layer of clear wax makes it easier to move the dark wax around the piece too.  Black over Pure WHITE?!! If you do over-apply the wax, you can wipe back any excess with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax, making sure every part of your piece has been waxed at least once. Otherwise I think you have to start over, remove everything first and start over. Having a base of clear wax is important especially when applying dark wax and wanting just a hint of antiquing aged effect or when applying dark wax over a light colored chalk paint like old white or louis blue. I have to say the dark wax is definitely a challenge for me to use. The good thing about using wax over chalk paint is that there are few rules. In combination with Light Wax, Dark Wax adds years of authentic aging found in the Paris Flea Market or your favorite vintage shops. Apply a thin coat of White Chalk Paint® Wax, removing any excess with a clean cloth. If you think you went too heavy in a certain area, don’t panic. This little bookshelf has a lovely shape and I have used both Annie Sloan Chalk Paint clear and dark wax to give it an antiqued look. Well now I’m distracted thinking about that volleyball scene. Apply 1 full coat of dark wax over the clear wax for a tinted effect. 4. Miss Mustard Seed uses clear wax to take off dark wax, but she always clear waxes first. But when you apply it to a flat surface, sometimes it can just look like you wiped a bunch of dirt on the piece.  The sample board in the lower photo is waxed with a ratio of 5:1 (Clear and Black). The top of the table was a bit uneven and rough and I lightly dry-brushed the wax all over the whole surface. Here comes the fun part. Over white it produces a soft grey 'cooling' effect.  So remember when I told you a couple weeks ago that I was working on a couple pieces that were giving me a really hard time? Use your cloth to wipe away any unwanted wax to achieve the look you want. So let's talk wax. See more ideas about white wax, painted furniture, redo furniture. Honestly, when she sent me a picture the orange colored table, it didn’t look that bad. I also feel that by having a base coat of Clear Wax- it is easier to apply the Dark Wax. Like our Antiquing Wax and White Wax, Grey Wax is also an excellent option for giving your piece an antiqued or weathered look.  I’m weird like that. I took a photo of it … You can apply the wax in thin layers or thick layers to … You can also apply some clear wax over the dark to help with the blending. The Dark Wax should sit nicely in the brushstrokes you created with the paint. From soft and bright to wispy and weathered, White Wax is popular for its diversity. Liming works best on either open grained wood such as oak, pine or ash but it also looks great on ornately carved furniture where the white wax will settle in the crevices and give a soft worn look (like antiquing with dark wax but cleaner and more gentle). With 32 Chalk Paint®  colors, the hundreds, maybe thousands, of mixing options and now FOUR different wax colors. Here is my green velvet chair that I dark waxed to highlight the details. Let’s take a look at some examples from Annie Sloan herself. Add dark wax over that to enhance woodwork, and you have a beautiful work of art. Having a base of Clear Wax is important– especially when applying Dark Wax and wanting just a HINT of antiquing/aged effect – OR when applying Dark Wax over a light colored Chalk Paint™, like Old White or Louis Blue. The whole table got white wax highlights. See more ideas about chalk paint, annie sloan, purple painted lady. This was done in Annie Sloan’s Old White with her dark wax. As far as color choices for tinting my own wax I am partial to Minwax's Ebony stain.  (Well that is only one of a gaggle of reasons, there’s not enough time to discuss all of them.). It also buffs easily allowing maximum control over luster. If you have any, it's very shadow. Prevents the stain in the dark wax from penetrating and staining the paint directly. It lightens and creates interest when applied over dark colors. Apply … From soft and bright to wispy and weathered, White Wax is popular for its diversity. I still have a jar of the mix, but it doesn’t smell as good as the ones I make now. I also feel that by having a base coat of clear wax it is easier to apply the dark wax. Having a base of Clear Wax is important– especially when applying Dark Wax and wanting just a HINT of antiquing/aged effect – OR when applying Dark Wax over a light colored Chalk Paint™, like Old White or Louis Blue. Light Protection. It also buffs easily allowing maximum control over luster.  I was so anxious to take the photo I didn’t let any of the waxes dry. 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. It is important to know a few thing before you apply wax to wood. Light Protection. Traditionally this look was achieved with lime which is pretty caustic. Work in sections because the dark wax will dry before you can coat the entire piece. As far as color choices for tinting my own wax I am partial to Minwax's Ebony stain. I know a lot of people have expressed being afraid of using dark or black wax. Designed to work with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint. So if you’re a novice, I would suggest starting with a glaze. But in my experience, applying dark wax well in a way that looks appropriate to a piece is an acquired skill that comes with practice. Painted Furniture Ideas Trick To Applying Dark Wax Over Chalk For furniture that will be heavily used such as coffee tables the setting time for the wax is 23 weeks. Working in sections, cover the area with the furniture wax . Next, using a brush take a small amount of the Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Dark and lightly brush the wax over the details, carvings and into corners. The wax will give you a long lasting durable finish that you can just wipe with a soft damp cloth and they dry with a white kitchen towel. This is Old White over Paris Grey. Whether your piece is light or dark, Grey Wax works fabulously to add elegant aging to your furniture while highlighting ornate detailing with grey pigment.  You missed all the good movies…and don’t even get me started on Top Gun. Here are some examples to inspire you to give it a try!. So you have to be careful not to apply too much wax as well as not wipe off all of the excess. Then go back over it with the dark wax thinned with mineral spirits whatever dark wax is left on the furniture from before will be reactivated and you will be able to get it even.  While the Clear Wax was still wet, I took Black Wax full strength, using a small paint brush and applied to detailing. Finally, once your Dark Wax has dried, ensure that the whole piece has had at least one coat of Clear Wax to seal in your finish. Apply 1 full coat of dark wax over the clear wax for a tinted effect. Dip your dark wax brush lightly into the dark wax. I would appreciate any ideas that you might have. Again, you can wipe off as much or as little wax as you’d like and can go back and add more as long as you started with clear wax … Christine says. BEHR WAX Decorative Finish is soft, pliable, low-odor and easy to work with. Adds an antiquing and aged effect; Soft and creamy wax for smooth application; Adds a rich satin sheen May 30, 2016 - EXAMPLES of Annie Sloan's White & Black Wax for Chalk Paint®. The whole table got white wax highlights. Work in sections because the dark wax will dry before you can coat the entire piece. I was careful to leave a bit behind in the crevices. But the end result is really pretty – not too white, not too warm, weathered and beat up in a good way. NOTE: I mix the Black Wax with the Clear Wax to knock back the intensity a bit.  Just dip a cloth in your regular, Want to get your hands on some antiquing and furniture wax to try it out for yourself? The top of the table was a bit uneven and rough and I lightly dry-brushed the wax all over the whole surface. Once the clear coat has dried for at least 24 hours, you can follow up with an optional 1 or 2 coats of dark wax. First dip brush into bowl of water and then into paint and brush on as thick or thin to get desired effect! Now, the wipe strip down the middle is the unwaxed paint, and the left hand side is actually the White Wax over the dried paint. 2. It leaves such a cool effect when the wax gets into all the grooves and dents. Age and character in mere moments. Add dark wax over that to enhance woodwork, and you have a beautiful work of art. Having a clear wax base allows you to remove the dark wax on top or lighten it, if needed. What resulted, is a very distinct finish with so much character and class wrapped into one, I can hardly stand it. Dark wax? As a matter of fact, it works fantastically on non-wooden materials painted with chalk paint, including glass, ceramic, laminate, metal and various others. To give yourself even more control, I like to mix a little clear wax with the dark. Here comes the fun part. Hello everyone look at these shadows in here I am gonna be doing some dark wax over this White and I know a lot of you wanted to see it. You can apply the wax in thin layers or thick layers to … It has been a crazy season of events here at Eco Chic and we’ve had the waxes for a few weeks now, and finally this week I got the chance to try my Karate Kid moves on them. This wax can be used to show off those intricate little details, to soften up the tone of a bold color, or simply to whitewash a piece in order to give it an aged, coastal look. I've done it on chairs that I'd previously painted with semi-gloss, distressed (sanded off) the paint in small sections, and then worked the wax in to enhance the now-visible, peak-through wood areas. For those of you who don’t understand this reference, because you weren’t even born yet when this movie came out, …I can’t help you. White wax is a good way … I used the wax … It is no secret that I dream about painting furniture in my sleep. ... I’m about to undertake my first dark wax project and I’m a bit apprehensive about… Thanks for the help and advice! Now on to dark wax. Use your cloth to wipe away any unwanted wax to achieve the look you want. This new Black wax is so delicious. WATCH MY VIDEO to check out how I used dark wax … I wanted it to have a light, “beachy”, casual feel instead. Designed to seal and protect your painted surface. Just apply a little clear wax over the dark wax and wipe it with a clean rag. I know – cover up the warm with white, then bring back the warm with this wax. First dip brush into bowl of water and then into paint and brush on as thick or thin to get desired effect! Dec 6, 2020 - What do you think of when waxing furniture? Been wanting to try the White Wax and the Black Wax out since I've seen them and getting back using Meguiars fully again so got the White Wax over the Black Wax this time. Over the years I’ve found that I prefer mixing clear and dark wax together versus using straight dark wax. I’ve actually “made” my wax for well over 20 years. Dip your dark wax brush lightly into the dark wax.  I applied two coats of Pure White Chalk Paint®,  let dry, and then applied a single coat of Clear Wax. Dark Wax is the professional finishing touch found on beautiful antique restorations. It leaves such a cool effect when the wax gets into all the grooves and dents. If you want to take even more off, you can use Clear Chalk Paint® Wax as an eraser. – Some people like to just use the dark wax to highlight some of the details and not use it all over. But, if you do use dark wax…..you REALLY want to have a clear wax base BEFORE applied prior to the dark wax since it: 1. The White Wax is subtle and can be used full strength, I find no need to knock back the intensity with clear wax. Your email address will not be published. It will be the base wax which helps control and remove the amount of dark wax you will be applying on top of it. Some even like to dip their brush in clear 1st then in the dark and then use it to blend it into certain areas. I also feel that by having a base coat of Clear Wax- it is easier to apply the Dark Wax. It’s ever so subtle, just a hint.  Well, if you’re in, See the full reveal of this cute little table. Clear wax? 4. Development By LCS, TheGoldenSycamore.com, Hi guys! Just make sure and use a clean rag to blend it in. When you’re satisfied that all the old stuff is off, it’s time to clean all the … Dip a clean rag into the clear wax and then use the rag to remove the dark wax … If you are still not convinced use a clear sealer (this is not a poly) over your chalk paint and then wax OR use glaze to age your piece and then poly over that. Apply wax evenly over your project. After care: wipe clean with a damp cloth. White wax may not be as common as the popular clear or dark wax, but it certainly gives a gorgeous look and beautiful sheen. Allows the dark wax to move easier.  Well, the, Once I finished painting the piece, I got my, So are you ready to find out how simple it is to remove the excess antiquing wax? White chalk paint furniture with dark wax. Designed to seal and protect your painted surface. Allow the wax to cure (harden) before use.  Or is it just 41 year old me? Here are some examples to inspire you to give it a try!. The leg braces needed wax too. 2. But I did go back with more White Wax and apply with a small brush to the detailing, to bring out the lines of the piece. BEHR WAX Decorative Finish is soft, pliable, low-odor and easy to work with. I'd try the Johnson's to get it off. Before & After Console Table: Using Dark Wax as a Stain – A few weeks ago, my mom was back in our hometown and found a console table she said was “slightly orange.” We had been looking for a slim lined table for the bedroom makeover and the one she found had all the right measurements. The clear wax will remove the most of the dark wax so you can start that spot over. I had originally thought I’d use the Black Wax, which I also have, but changed my mind.  While both of them are gorgeous, I was looking for a wax that was a cool tone to use when working in rooms with grays and blues. Designed to seal and protect your painted surface. Do you have any suggestions? Again, you can wipe off as much or as little wax as you’d like and can go back and add more as long as you started with clear wax … The great thing about waxes – and in particular, dark wax – is that you can easily take it off if you apply too much. – Some people like to just use the dark wax to highlight some of the details and not use it all over. This creates a good base to apply the dark wax to and makes it easier to build up the desired effect. Now let’s take a look at Black Wax over the color Pure White. 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