I get the most questions about painting furniture. It seems daunting, but once you know a few tricks you can tackle some projects yourself without fear. I’ve shared how to make your own chalky paint, how to spray paint and even a tool that helps with all of these. Now I am showing you how to finish off your painted furniture or craft project like a pro with a wax finish.
To add the finishing touch to all my furniture makeovers and most of my painted craft projects I seal them with a paste type wax. It adds an egg shell sheen and makes a piece look professionally finished versus homemade. Wax finish also provides a protective barrier to your piece to help the paint withstand wear and tear. The left stool is un-waxed the right is finished.
It’s hard to show the difference in photos of what a wax finish will do for your furniture. This pic helps you see the difference. The first candlestick is waxed and buffed, the second is distressed with NO wax and the third is freshly painted with chalky paint NO distressing. Remember less is more, you can always add more if needed! Here are a few Supplies that will aid you in finishing your project…
Furniture Waxing Supplies:
Please let me know if you have additional questions! Hope this tutorial helps you have the confidence to tackle those projects you’ve been putting off! Don’t forget to save these tips for later! Have a great day.