Introduction: How to Wax Your Furniture
Our natural furniture wax is a clear wax finish and contains only natural beeswax and oils; it is 100% natural and there are no chemicals or solvents in it, so it is very safe and pleasant to use.
We offer clear wax, as well as dark brown antiquing wax, white wax, pearl wax, and gold wax. All of these products can be found on our website at www.countrychicpaint.com.
In this tutorial we'll show you how to apply natural and antiquing wax.
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Step 1: Natural Wax Application
To apply the wax, simply push the bristles of your wax brush gently into the wax tin and then apply a relatively thin coat of wax.
If you have used other waxes before, you’ll likely notice that ours is quite different than most others on the market. Our wax doesn’t contain chemicals, whereas most other waxes on the market do contain them. Most people find our wax not only easier to use, they also like that it is a completely safe and non-toxic product. It actually smells really nice!
Once you’ve applied the wax, you’ll use a lint-free cloth to buff your surface until it no longer feels tacky. It should feel completely smooth once you are done buffing your piece.
Wax will slowly wear off the surface, so it’s recommend you apply new wax about once or twice a year.
Step 2: Antiquing Wax Application
Like the name says, you can use our dark brown antiquing wax to create an “antique” look. It will lightly “stain” your paint to make it look old. You can apply the antiquing wax directly to your piece, or if you want a more subtle effect, you can use a coat of natural wax first.
Again, simply push your wax brush into the antiquing wax and apply it to your piece.
Follow up by buffing it to a nice sheen with a lint-free cloth, leaving more of the wax behind in the nooks and crannies to create depth. If the look is too intense, then simply use some natural wax to rub across the surface and remove some of the antiquing wax.
Please note: It is important to keep in mind that antiquing wax should not be used on a surface that will be sat on, because it might stain clothing if used on the seating surface of a chair, for example.