Learning how to use dark wax on white paint
in the hopes to achieve an aged appearance
is tricky! You will benefit from having some
extra confidence to experiment but I'm hoping
a little extra guidance will help you a long the
way. I have uploaded a short video showing
how I use dark wax on white furniture to get
the look you see on this large cabinet.
Here is 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 a similar project before and after dark waxing.
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.
1976 Knotty Pine Tall Dresser
BEFORE & AFTER
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 WITH YOUR DARK WAXING!!