Can I take off some of the antiquing wax that I put on a project?

Linda Victorine
by Linda Victorine
I'm not happy with coverage of the antiquing wax I put on a project this morning. Is there something I can use to remove some of it? Thanks.
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 18, 2016
    Use anything with an oily substance. Mayo.olive oil,coconut oil etc.
  • Gayle Thomas Gayle Thomas on May 19, 2016
    Use clear wax to soften the antiquing wax and a soft cloth to remove some and a dry brush to blend out.
  • Nancy Nancy on May 19, 2016
    What kind of paint did you use? Did use a clear wax first, then the antiquing wax? If so, you can use the clear wax over the antiquing wax or mineral spirits and it will remove the darker wax, if you did not use the clear wax first, I would go with the mineral spirits for sure.... hopefully, this will work well for you....
  • Elaine Elaine on May 20, 2016
    Hi Linda: I've only used Chalk paint on two items so far and each time, I've accidentally used a bit too much of the antique wax. I've had great luck in removing the excess with a damp/slightly wet paper towel. On each of the two items, the dark wax came off easily. I wish you good luck!
  • Cindy Cindy on May 27, 2016
    I use mineral spirits to wipe off the extra wax.
  • Jeani Miller Miner Jeani Miller Miner on May 28, 2016
    Provided you used the dark wax OVER a base of clear wax, you can easily remove some with the application of a bit more clear. Rub it on, and then remove as much or as little as you wish. If the dark wax went on to a newly painted surface (Chalk Paint), then it has penetrated the paint to an extent. You may be able to remove some of the wax, but not all.