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Pretty Distressed™ Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Tutorial #5 – Dark Wax

hi everybody its Christina from Pretty
Distressed.com and I am back with my last video in my painting a piece vlog so at
this point we have prepped our piece we painted it
we’ve distressed it and we’ve done a coat of clear wax so while my piece is
still wet my clear wax I just put on and it has it cured it’s still wet I’m going
to go ahead and do the dark wax process I find that the dark wax is easier to
work with and easier to blend if I’m going over a wet clear wax so what I’m
going to do I have my first I have my clear wax here my nice little clear wax
and I’m going to put just a little bit of that on my paper plate I also mix the
clear wax with the dark wax again to make it I find it a little easier to
work with you can get really muddy really quickly and it’s a little
intimidating to work with this dark wax this is the 80s on dark wax and that’s
what it looks like so I’m going to be putting this on my piece so I like to
first have my piece wet as well as cut it with a little bit of the clear wax so
I’m going to take a different spoon I use different spoons for clear wax and
dark wax because you don’t want to get any of your dark wax in your clear wax
or you’ll kind of contaminate it so you just want to keep them separately keep
them separate and I also use a separate brush for my dark wax so I have a wax
brush devoted to my clear wax and then this is my dark wax one and it’s a
little bit smaller but it’s the same natural bristle brush and I got this
from an Annie Sloan stockist it’s called a waxing brush it’s not a nice foam
brush but it is a really good company and again when I’m done with these I
clean them with Murphy’s Oil Soap and cleans it well on conditions that you
can also use lye soap I’ve never used that before you square feasel so it’s
like leave it okay so I’ve taken I have my clear and
dark wax on my paper plate and I’m just going to take my spoon and mix them and
blend them together so I want to make sure that I don’t have any white chunks
in there I’m trying to mix it so this will cut cut it down a little bit make
it a little easier to work with the whole idea behind the stark wax is to
make your piece look older and antique it sometimes I don’t use it a lot of
times with white I like it just to be clean and clear so sometimes with white
I will not use it are quacks I have used it with white and really liked it I have
a goodwill dresser if you guys want to check that out on my blog but I really
like that I used a lot of dark wax on and so I’ve decided to do some dark wax
on this piece today so I got that all mixed up now I’m ready to go what I’m
also going to have on hand when I’m ready to do my dark wax is some fine
steel wool you find this in the section at the hardware department with
sandpaper it’s just another form to sand on so what I’m going to do when I’m
painting on my wax I’m going to go right over it with my steel wool and that kind
of helps to control it and blend it in a little bit as well this part is a very
intimidating I get a little scared every time doing it but again you just want to
get a little bit of wax on here and I’m going to really rub it into my brush so you can see some wets here I’m going
to get my steel wool ready and that this I’m just gonna not cover the entire
piece but just go over my spots where I have distressed so I do detailing than I
do around the edges so I’m going to start in here but in really well then
I’m going to take my steel wool over that and kind of get any gloves that I
see you just rub it in really well now this stuff does um shed so you’ll go
back over and buff and just kind of wipe those off after I heard were a little
bit to do outside edges hold it we’re wax again I’m coming on
number two then I take most of it off if you can see that I very light handed
with this because it can get muddy really quickly if you’re not careful okay let’s make sure you’re rubbing it
in really well and then I’m going to go right over it pull it so what my steel
wool if you do get to a point where you feel
like you’ve put too much dark wax on in a spot you can take your clear wax get a
little bit on a cloth and just go in that spot and the clear wax will
actually lift that dark wax off if you feel like you’ve got too much at some
point I’ve now moved to the side of my piece with my dark wax and I typically
don’t do the flat pieces I’m not going for really heavily distressed look here
so I’m not going to do the side I’m just going to kind of go in the detailing of
the top in the bottom so just I’m just show you you really want to try to keep
it out beside the heat so it kind of melts it so just going to go I’m going to take my steel wool again
and just blend I’m now done with my dark wax and I took a cloth and went back and
just make sure everything was wiped in I got rid of all my residue for my steel
wool and I went ahead and finish the mirror off and put the mirror on so now
you’re looking at the completed piece so it is done and ready to be sold at my
garage sale I am going to let this sit for like the next three or four days to
make sure that the wax really cures before I put anything on it and then
I’ll probably stage a little photo shoot and put this up on the blog for you guys
to see so I hope you had fun worried about the process of chalk painting and
waxing furniture and remember to check out pretty distress Calm for more tips
on furniture painting as well see some of my work and for home decor ideas I’ll
see you guys next time thanks for watching

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