Are you wanting to add depth to a solid color or create a wood grain type finish? Here’s how, using white wax!
Creating a Weathered Wood Grain Finish
Once your piece is painted. (I used DIY paint. It’s a clay based chalk paint) Apply a clear wax. In the pictures you’ll see my favorite products to use. To order, visit my website or contact me on social media. The link is posted.
Apply two coats of clear wax to ensure complete coverage. (Sealing the piece with clear wax will help with the application of a colored wax. It goes on more smoothly)
After the clear wax dries. Time for the white wax. Use a “chip brush”. Size of the brush does not matter. Chip brushes are cheaply made and create a rough brush stroke, which is ideal for this look.
A little goes a long way! Lightly dip your chip brush into the white wax. As you can see, my brush is not covered. Just enough to get on the ends.
Apply the white wax quickly. Colored wax always absorbs into the paint quickly. Typical back and forth brush strokes the SAME direction is how it should be applied.
Quick video of white wax application.
It has so much character now!
Here’s the before.
And of course a close up!