How to wax over chalk paint -- the antiquing wax often is difficult to work with because too much stays on, so it is recommended to thin it with a bit of mineral spirits. Much easier to get off the excess wax that way.
Tips about applying dark wax over clear--drying times, re-activating, and doing dark wax after clear wax has dried. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Wax Tips - this is an excellent post that has a lot of info on applying the products.
Ornate frames with lots of detail are perfect for painting and distressing. I check Goodwill pretty regularly and have been able to come across a few cute frames. To paint and distress them, here are the steps& View the slideshow below to read more:
DIY: excellent tips here on how to apply dark wax, how to conserve paint by thinning down on second coat and how to transfer a projected image onto the furniture for adding french lettering. from purple painted lady
Common Mistakes Made When Distressing & Aging Painted Furniture
Distressing and aging painted furniture seems like something you cant really go wrong with. But, its actually much harder to do well than it looks. There is definitely an art to it. Here are some common problems that can ruin a distressed paint finish.
DIY Tinted Furniture Wax-natural wax- Stir in some dark TBSP of wax to 1 TSP of paint- not an exact recipe. How much paint you add will depend on how dark YOU want your antiquing wax- Stir the paint into the wax