I am still learning and by no means as expert or perfect at this but I am always happy to share what I have experienced and learnt so far. Your furniture always turns out so beautiful and I learn so much from you. I am an older DIYer and wish I had been more diligent about protecting my hands! I applied the Valspar Antiquing Wax to one of the louver doors. Learn how to contact our Krylon experts by visiting our Ask Krylon page. I would be forever greatful. Love the look of your wax, but does it give off any strong odors or is it low VOC? Get the look without sanding or priming! I finally got to use your waxes yesterday and I love them. Make sure they are clean and free of grease. Was there any color change after the dark wax? My question is about the finish. It was definitely harder to get an even application. Antiquing wax is best used on decor items and varnished, previously painted, bare wood or metal furniture. Or wax, glaze, then polyacrylic? . Thanks bunches. If so how do you do it? Technique is not important because you will wipe it off soon. Apply a layer of clear wax. . It looks divine. (Since the wax is pigmented, I would suggest wearing some gloves.) I just did a piece where I did a whitewash over a soft blue on a side table and I love the effect. We were very careful to make the color a rich yummy brown, so it doesn’t look orange-ish like some of the glazes on the market. Just keep in mind that WAX IS ALWAYS LAST. Accidental entrepreneur. With the fingers, which have previously been wetted with a gel, the … Krylon® Chalky Finish Paint creates a smooth, ultra matte finish to transform your projects. Spray your vinegar + water mixture over the glass. Apply wax evenly over your project. Krylon® Chalky Antiquing Wax creates a vintage looking finish over any of our Krylon Chalky paint colors. Discover how to properly prepare your project’s surface to make sure you achieve a professional-looking finish. Antiquing Wax is ideal with Krylon Chalky Finish Paint and Sealing Wax to provide a vintage looking finish to your project Antiquing Wax is ideal for decor items and varnished, previously painted, bare wood or metal furniture No primer or prep needed Ultra-Matte › See more product details am repainting the whole thing with a new color, but didn’t know about the caning with the wax. I love using dark wax, and like you said, it just brings out the intricate pieces so wonderfully! I hope you're having a wonderfu, Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! While the Clear Wax is still wet, apply Dark Chalk Paint® Wax with a Chalk Paint® Wax Brush, working in small areas at a time. This happened to me too – I think it is better used on detailed areas, like shown in this page. You will need to remove the wax since neither latex paint or primer will stick permanetely to the wax. To prevent a color change on your furniture, apply clear wax, and plenty of it. Thanks for helping develop this great product! I just bought some of your milk paint but havent tried it yet…..thanks for your input! Brushed it over chalk paint to tone it down and dirty it up. Once the paint was dry (or mostly dry…I can be a little impatient at times), I distressed with 100 grit sand paper. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. I’ve used it for my decorative painting for years and it was my medium-of-choice when I first started out as a decorative painter and muralist. Just love what you are achieving here. However, brown antiquing wax generally comes in one shade where glaze can come in any shade. Yes Laura, you can apply dark wax to your cabinets. Yes, we will be offering the Antiquing Wax in the larger size, same as the Furniture Wax. For me, distressing brings out the character of a piece. I don’t want to have the toxic smells around my kids (or myself) anymore. Brush or roll on two coats, waiting 1 hour between each. Your caning looks much better than anyone else’s I’ve seen in furniture tutorials. Are you selling it? Brown paste wax can add a nice patina if you don’t want to go through the trouble of waiting for a glaze to dry. I just finished a chimney cabinet with your paint using a number of colors. 2. Massage the wax into 1 section of the chalk paint. NEVER the other way around. If you work the brush from side-to-side, be sure to follow the grain of the paint and wood. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Can’t wait for the new colors to come out. Move across the cabinet, dresser, etc and do not aggressively focus on one spot. or over a brighter color to knock the edge off a bit. I have this thi g about pairs. But when you apply it to a flat surface, sometimes it can just look like you wiped a bunch of dirt on the piece. HI. Antiquing Wax is ideal with Krylon Chalky Finish Paint and Sealing Wax to provide a vintage looking finish to your project; Antiquing Wax is ideal for decor items and varnished, previously painted, bare wood or metal furniture; No primer or prep needed; Ultra-Matte; Dry to touch: let stand for 1-2 minutes and wipe off excess with a soft, lint-free cloth Here’s the finished chair (now that my son took his snack to the kitchen)…. I am wondering how you get the single thin stripes on your cushions? I just bought two ornate cane back dining chairs to I love the color wash technique. We use this on a majority of our designs my 2 favorites are our military signs made out of cherry wood and what we’ve come to call weathered farmhouse, which is simply the I mean this in the nicest way possible but your wax has the look of dirt acquired over time(which is obviously a good thing) rather than an added paint colour/tone. love this chair.. thanks so much for the info.. Would a finishing wax work to smooth the surface as well as adding some color and texture in the detailing? Krylon® offers you a fun, fast and easy way to complete your projects indoors and out. Thanks for all of the lovely inspiration! Oh my goodness, this makes me want to start painting again. I have been thinking about getting the antiquing wax and now that you have written what you just did, I am sold! I’ve experienced that with every dark wax I used and the reason is that those waxes are made to be a stain/wax in one, so they are highly pigmented with an oil based stain. Work small sections at a time. If you had started with dark wax, before applying a coat of clear wax, too much of the dark wax will be absorbed by the paint and your furniture piece wouldn’t look how you had envisioned. THE RULE OF THUMB IS WAX OVER POLY POLY FIRST – WAX SECOND. It is simple to prepare your project before applying Krylon products. Could you achieve the same look by only washing the specific areas? Krylon offers a fun, fast and easy way to complete spray paint projects indoors and out. Finish with Valspar Antiquing Wax, the last step to old-world charm. I know, sounds crazy…. If you choose to distress, wipe away dust using a tack cloth. I have not painted a piece for this purpose. Thanks. I purchased it several weeks ago. Beautiful chair! I’m especially excited about the lavender, and ill tell you why after it comes out. Love your chair! I love this chair so much! I would suggest testing it on a board or in an inconspicuous area first to make sure you like the look. how well does the antiquing and clear wax ship in the summer’s heat? Hi Marian… did you brush paint the cane too? Julie. My arm is tired thinking about it. Would you please tell me the exact ratio you used on the three mixed colors, and did you wash it over the whole piece? Where can I buy antiques get wax and can I use a polyurethane seeker on top for protection. hoping the antiquing wax doesn’t change the finish color. I’m an Arizona girl who is just starting my own furniture makeover/re-painting business and I just love MMSMP so much! Go ahead and give it a look if you have a moment! I am trying to achieve an old world/worn finish to the cabinet to go with in a Mexican themed room. I haven’t really used dark wax because I didn’t like how “dirty” it made the pieces look anywhere it touched and not just in the nooks (I used clear wax too but it didn’t seem to help IMO) but I may have to try your antiquing wax. Could you tell us all what colors you used and maybe give a quick tutorial? Apply it in a small area, working it into all of the low points with a brush (this is hard to do with a cloth.) It looks as though some areas need to be “blended” but for the life of me I can not get a consistent look. This wax has almost no odor at all and smells more like a lotion. Love your photo bomber. We ended up putting a coat of poly on it so it wouldn’t happen again. Love your work. I love how this chair turned out. I have been in a “slump” but this sure does get me in the mood to want to get back to it. From product application to troubleshooting, preparation to technique, Krylon experts answer our users’ most Frequently Asked Questions. Using your rag that is moist with mineral spirits- wipe your piece in the same direction you painted it from edge to edge. I just decided that I’m going to try to go more “green” with my paint products. See how the Antiquing Wax brings out the details, even of the caning? Once the chair was finished, I went over it with a cloth to buff it a bit more and make sure any excess pigment was wiped away. We have them now, but not all of the retailers carry the larger size (it is fairly new.) Merry Christmas!!! Please tell how you got the beautiful, smooth coverage on the caning, without any blotching or unevenness? It is next – just bought my first Milk Paint (thanks for the link)–Can’t wait to show a finished piece…. Browse our How-To section to ensure that you safely apply a professional-looking finish when using Krylon products. I didn’t apply Furniture Wax first (which is clear), but applied the Antique Wax directly to the finish. Love your honesty and strive for quality! Just buff the finish, let it dry and it’s good to go! My piece is distressed and chipped from the paint and looks beautiful, I just do not know how to “finish” it to keep the characteristics and protect it. We can also look into the idea of a larger size for vendors/artists who need a “bulk” size! Subscribe today and receive a free e-version of my daily & weekly planning sheets! Carol. We usually go out, I put up one last post on the blog to wish you a v, On the blog today, I'm sharing my dining room dres, The banister is all dressed for Christmas with fau, On the blog today, I'm sharing a tutorial for hand, French Enamel Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I truly love everything you do Marion and wish I could get to one of the fairs to see what you do… and then ship it back Down Under! And you can use Antique Wax over other paints, not just MMS Milk Paint. When I last showed the barrel-back French cane chair. Beautiful chair and great tutorial. A bonus of application of spray wax is that you do not need to purchase another supply – the wax brush. READ MORE to learn more about me, my blog and my business…. Not your products, btw. I love hearing that. If you want to give it a try, you can buy from a local MMSMP retailer or order online. You don’t have to use a wax brush, but any brush you don’t mind smushing around a bit. There is a slight darkening of the color, but it’s not going to change the color…like from turquoise to olive green. And have found your last couple post about milk paint especially useful! I then applied a second coat, followed by a light wash of a mix of Shutter Gray, Eulalie’s Sky and Grain Sack. Quick thoughts on the wax coating: Very quick to apply, but it seemed a bit blotchy in some areas. Thanks!! This Antique Wax doesn’t become a blotchy mess when applied, even with a heavy hand and even over a finish that doesn’t have a coat of clear wax on it. But we has company over and they put a damp glass on the top and it left a ring. on May 28, 2016. Personally, I like using a brush because I find it less messy. Very pretty! I don’t think I’ve done a piece yet Without the antiquing wax! I have been on a hunt for months now for French cane chairs in the Dallas area, but no luck Can you send some my way–hehe, j/k. I was sure hoping this could just be my new secret weapon in winning the “aging my furniture gracefully” contest. Marti, We are going to carry it in a larger size, the same as the Furniture Wax. Your chair is absolutely beautiful! It dries really fast so move quickly. I recently painted a desk turquoise and after the dark wax, it turned olive green. Brush on Antiquing Wax to accentuate details, gently wiping away excess. While it reminds me of that age-old question about the chicken and the egg, there is an actual answer and a few rules to the questions of wax over poly or poly over wax. Do you paint them? How many coats? Cracked and dried out hands…Yuck! I can not guess what I may have done wrong. Boy mom. However, since I sanded the piece prior to painting and their is nothing to protect the piece, I feel that I need either the wax or hemp oil. From an artistic standpoint, I think it’s best used on a piece with a lot of texture/carvings/details/etc. I must say, though, I was especially happy to see you using gloves while applying the wax…now let’s get you protecting those hands and using gloves for all of your paint projects! I used this antique wax on a table, love the look. Remove product with a spatula and apply on the skin and form it. thanks! Seriously does it melt or get really soft? I love it. Sweet photo bomber too :):), Just used your antiquing wax yesterday on an old candlestick. It’s simply the best! I’m Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed. Thank you in advance for your help and I LOVE everything on your site!! I wondered if you’ve ever tried milk panit (with bonding agent) over polished granite? So pretty! After reading this post though, my impatience won out and I will soon have some in my hands.and on my brushes. I will definitely be giving yours a try! I love how the chair turned out! I applied the antiquing wax to one of the flat sides of my cabinet, working in small areas at a time, then buffing, only to end up with streaks and blotches. can you apply seconds coats of the regular wax finish, Your email address will not be published. Love it – it is gorgeous. You don’t have to use a wax brush, but any brush you don’t mind smushing around a bit. If the surface to be polished is particularly dirty clean it with a slightly damp cloth and wipe dry. I just picked up 3 from my semi-local supplier. i just did a caned chair and the caning looks awful. Do you let the wax dry then buff or do you buff then let dry ?? Protect yourself and your surroundings by reading Krylon Safety tips before applying our products to your project. Your email address will not be published. I just love the worn and warm look it gives to a piece. Marian, this is one of many reasons why I love you. I’ve used it over your milk paint, chalk paint and latex. I love your pillows and slip covers. That is a gorgeous finish.The layers of color and the dark wax, it’s perfection! LOVE the chair! Anyone care to comment? Just a gorgeous job on the chair. I always apply at least 2 coats to the entire piece to protect it from scratches. (Eulalie’s Sky is one of our new colors and will be available for purchase in a few weeks!). It won’t effect the performance of the product. Application. I have painted several pieces with the MMS milk paint and all have sold out of my antique booth! Shari. If the dark wax went on to a newly painted surface (Chalk Paint), then it has penetrated the paint to an extent. I wish I could buy it in Australia! I am looking for a way to antique and darken some stained furniture. I can’t find fabric like that. Thank you, Erin! I was a part of testing it out and getting the mixture of pigment to wax where I wanted it, but then I just used it here and there. You can apply the wax … Thanks in advance! Thanks. Marian, love the different colors that show through on the body of this chair. You answered all of my questions/concerns with this post and sold me(which is impossible) on a product. Actually, I just used a brush! . The bottom line is you will still need a well-ventilated area if you’re going to use spray wax or spray topcoat. This piece fits into the first category. It looks almost like dirt that has built up over the years. I must say that your white highlights really make it a beauty! What are your ideas and suggestions on this ? Wipe away the excess with a cotton cloth, leaving the wax in the low points. I use a different brown wax (I won’t mention names) and I dislike the fact that I must use the clear wax first and even then, it can be smudgy and difficult to get just so. The black wax really helps to bring out all the chair’s character. Love the color it-doesn’t turn into something orange or muddy purple (murple). You may re-apply as needed at anytime before sealing the project. Work the brush in loose circular motions to distribute a thin layer of wax across the surface of the paint. It will quickly absorb the wax you apply to it right after painting. As a furniture painter, I’m constantly asked the question of whether you can apply wax over polyurethane or polyurethane over wax. Have to find two great chairs. I am wondering if it is possible to use the antiquing wax over stained furniture? Thanks for the instruction. I’m getting the wax — thanks for the tutorial. Since the Antique Wax is a wax as well, you do not need to apply a coat of Furniture Wax on top. Please share. Thanks! The blue is distinct from the white it’s hard to imagine you sanded all the white off the blue areas. Your post now gives me confidence to experiment with it more. Would love to try it out…. I would love to come as close to that color as possible. (Since the wax is pigmented, I would suggest wearing some gloves.) 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