The left hand door is unfinished chalk paint and the right side has been aged with dark wax.
This process can be intimidating but if you take the right steps it's like magic.
When working with wax you will have more control if you work in small areas.
Apply clear wax to your unfinished chalk paint.
I use a large deck brush to push in and around details.
I use one end for clear wax and the other for dark wax.
You can use old paint brushes for this part.
|Deck Brush found at Home Depot approx $10|
This is the important step, your clear wax is going to absorb into the raw chalk paint
preserving the color and protecting your paint.
Remove any excess wax and don't worry about buffing.
|I normally wear a rubber glove when using dark wax|
Now dig deep, count to 10, hyperventilate if you need to
and slather on the dark wax.
Work the wax into the crevises and corners with a brush.
The dark wax is simulating dirt and wear accumulated over decades.
Here is the magic ...
Apply more clear wax and you will see the dark wax start to lift and move around.
Continue using your rag or towel to get the intensity you want.
The trick is the dark wax is sitting on top of the first layer of clear wax.
Use your brush again to smooth around details and start to buff.
Believe it or Not
this cabinet is a lumber store special, you know the kind you see pre-built on the upper level
of the racking in the storage isle of your home improvement store.
Once purchased and taken home this cabinet didn't get build quite right. The doors were not level,
wouldn't close, and the stain on it ... how can I say this nicely ... was applied with great enthusiasm!
It looked so bad the thrift store I purchase it from had labeled it as *HOME MADE*
I rebuilt it from the bottom up, using new screws, new handles,
new hinges, and a few well placed "L" brackets.
This Royal Crest Cabiet is listed on the SHOWROOM page with price and dimensions.
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