There are so many tips that I have picked up from the blog world- I thought it was time I shared one of mine.
Waxing can be daunting- particularly for a first timer. (you know who you are) The key to good waxing is not to use too much. I can’t stress this enough. Do not cake the wax on –it will not dry. Actually the top will dry but the undercoat will still stay soft….which causes such a mess. There will be marks in the wax and you will be frustrated. And taking off the excess wax is equally frustrating. Trust me on this.
Two thin coats will do it. I like to use a round brush. This is my preference, some prefer the cloth method, but I find the round brush lets me apply the wax more easily and evenly and I am able to get into all the cracks and crevices.
I am painting a kitchen. My third one in Poland. And once again it is white. No complaints from me, I really love the look of a white painted kitchen.
In a kitchen I will do three coats of wax. Better safe than sorry. Again, really important to apply thin coats.
This is after the wax application. It is quite matte and waxy looking. Maybe it isn’t too clear here- but it is. Now for the secret!
These two brushes are what I use to get the shine. One is a wallpaper paste brush and the round one, I am actually not sure what it is for, I think something to do with creating texture in plaster- or something similar.
After I apply the wax and I am certain that it is even, I brush back and forth with the big brush. Actually, I usually use the round one- I get a more even grip with it.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint ™ can be quite textural- if you want it to be. When buffing with a cloth you may not get into all the spaces- that is why I like the brush. In the above photo you can see how much texture there is and also how much shine there is.
It is the same principle as shining your waxed shoes with a brush to bring out the shine. I won’t be spit shining my furniture any time soon….so I think I will stick with the brush!