How to Use Antiquing Dust to Age Your Furniture




Introduction: How to Use Antiquing Dust to Age Your Furniture

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Do you love the look of antique furniture? Our easy to use Antiquing Dust allows you to add an authentic-looking aged effect to your projects!

In this tutorial company co-founder, Rosanne will show you how to use Antiquing Dust to add age and accentuate the details of your piece.

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Step 1: Paint and Wax Your Piece

After allowing your painted projected to dry for 24 hours, apply a light coat of Natural Wax with a wax brush. Make sure that you cover the entire piece including the nooks and crannies.

Don't buff it just yet!

Step 2: Add Some Dust

To apply the Antiquing Dust, simply dip a dry paint brush into the container of Dust and press it into the wax on your project. You'll want to make sure to get it in the nooks and crannies where dust would naturally build up over time. Allow it to rest for half an hour.

Step 3: Dust and Buff

Remove the excess Antiquing Dust with a dry brush and use a lint-free cloth to buff the entire piece until it feels smooth and dry to the touch. This creates a finished look that does not need to have any further wax or sealant applied to it!

Please note: if you apply any more wax after this step, you'll end up removing some of the dust and losing the beautiful depth you just created.

Step 4: The Finished Product

Here's an example of what each color of Antiquing Dust can do. Which one is your favorite?

Step 5: ​Watch This Video!

Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne applying Antiquing dust!

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    4 Discussions


    Question 5 months ago on Step 1

    What is natural wax? Furniture wax? Beeswax? If beeswax, do I melt it first?

    Country Chic Paint
    Country Chic Paint

    Answer 4 months ago

    Hi there! Our Natural Wax is a 100% natural furniture wax that's used to seal painted furniture to protect them. It contains beeswax, carnauba wax, and walnut oil. It is a firm wax but you don't need to melt it before applying it!


    3 years ago

    Willow is very striking. Cool idea, thanks for the instructable!

    Country Chic Paint
    Country Chic Paint

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you very much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.