FolkArt Home Decor: How To Use Antique Wax



hi I'm Donna Dewberry I'm at plaid enterprises and I've been showing you some fun techniques using new folk art home decor chalk now what I've got are some great home decor tools that we've been using and I'm going to share with you now the folk art home decor wax and we're using an antiquing wax to do this project I chosen a small piece of molding with some decorative accents and I want you to know how I started this the first thing I did was use our folk art home decor chalk cinnamon and I use that first did a nice coat on here let it dry for two hours then I chose to put a Spanish moss coat of chalk on top of here and I let that dry for two hours now after that's all done I've taken my sanding block and I've sanded along here to get the distress effect that I wanted see how you stand down just to get as much as you want off of here this gives it a real rich look all right now what's happening at this point is I take and I wipe off the excess chocolate powder chocolate comes over here and what I'm going to use first is a clear wax now this home home decor clear wax what's going to happen with it is that it's going to seal and protect this molding and it also makes it easier for you to put the dark antiquing wax on top it's going to give you a nice rich look and what it does is that sometimes that's intimidating because it gets really dark on your piece because of the ultra matte finish it kind of sucks and absorbs the the antiquing wax in so when we put this on here we're going to take and let this sit and dry which I already have one that has been drying for me and we'll put that to the side and what's really important though now that I do with this is that I'm going to also take my lint-free white cloth and I'm going to buff it up just a little bit to get it ready for me to put our antiquing wax on top and this will keep it from soaking in really more than we want it to all right so now we're going to use our dark wax now the point thing about the waxes is that we stir them first and not shake them that's really important and I'm going to go it's my antiquing wax and we're going to put it right on top the finish that we already have on and then you can determine how dark you want this to be but what was really nice is that when this is all done we have a nice luster on here rich look and so I don't want it too dark but I want the darkness to stay inside the crevices okay so now I'm taking my cloth at this I'm not letting this one dry I am taking and I'm going to wipe it off as I go to the sheen that I are the deepness that I want it to look like and all the crevices okay all right we are going to buff this but this is just a wipe off and just leave as much as that we don't as we want to be on there so I'm going to put this one down and show you that I have done one that's already and all it doesn't have a high sheen on this one because we thought it looked a lot better when it just has a rich luster in it and not a high Sheen so wasn't that fun I love using the different colors of wax and if you want to learn more about the waxes hook art home decor wax how to videos are available for you to go and find out more and always get a plat online because there's all kinds of creative ideas for you to do with your crafting and your home decor

17 Comments

  • Sojourn RnR

    April 13, 2019

    ?

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  • Laticia Cull

    April 13, 2019

    I'm sure the best instruction is on woodprix website.

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  • osweetp2

    April 13, 2019

    Can I use these antiquing waxes on paints other than chalk paint?

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  • Aldebaran AquaStar

    April 13, 2019

    I use Minwax furniture stain to add dimension instead, which I find works just as well as overpriced “antique wax/glaze etc.”

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  • D.I.Y Reader

    April 13, 2019

    Great video!!!

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  • Hair Amelle

    April 13, 2019

    Exactly what I was looking for, thank you!

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  • Angie McManus

    April 13, 2019

    Why is this brand of wax a liquid instead of a wax type consistency? I actually opened mine thinking it had overheated while being stored in the garage and it melted but I watched these videos and the demo bottle used is the same consistency.

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  • Bette Lorman

    April 13, 2019

    I'm glad your video is short. The background music is really annoying!

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  • Shelby Lou

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you! I'm waiting for my Folkart chalk paint to dry on my first project. It's a cute wood table. It's for my balcony outside. Should I apply wax? It won't be exposed to the elements but it will be in an outdoor area.

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  • Kelci McBride

    April 13, 2019

    I want to do an antique finish on my piece. I've been told the wax is a bad idea to use because it doesn't hold up well and needs to be reapplied every few months. That was for the balmy wax however. Does this liquid clear and dark wax act as a sealer as well? And if applying dark wax on clear wax, should I let the clear wax dry or go into the dark wax while the clear is still fresh?

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  • Hey Jamie

    April 13, 2019

    What I find most impressive about the 'Clear Wax' and 'Antique Wax' is the fact that this company had the balls to call them waxes at all. You would think a company built on crafting would know what a wax is. Unfortunately, they don't. And unfortunately for me, I can't even return these laughably runny bottles of overly-tinted water for my money back because they were opened. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICING JOB, GUYS.

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  • She's A Lioness

    April 13, 2019

    if I am just doing a clear wax and not using the antique how long do I let the wax dry before I buff it ?

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  • Tanikka Simpson

    April 13, 2019

    How long you need to let clear wax dry?

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  • Peggy Staiano

    April 13, 2019

    I bought Antique wax by mistake, and now I know what I can use it for. Thank You

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  • scrappinkar1

    April 13, 2019

    Thanks so much for this video series! I have painted my color and am ready to buff the wax, but wasn't sure exactly how to do it!

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  • Jane Smith

    April 13, 2019

    do I need to add clear wax if Im just using chalk paint on crafts projects?

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  • Oreo Benavidez

    April 13, 2019

    absolutely beautiful

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