How to use Waxes

Wax Instructions

Your projects painted with Country Chic Paint don’t require a top coat, but you’ll get a more professional looking result if you use one of our waxes to seal your finish.

Country Chic Paint offers seven different wax colors:

  • Natural Wax
  • Antiquing Wax
  • Gold Wax
  • White Wax
  • Pearl Wax
  • Black Wax
  • Grey Wax

The application method for all seven waxes is the same, but they each have very different looks. Read the instructions and watch our tutorial videos below to see how it’s done!

Natural Wax Application

To apply the wax, simply push the bristles of your wax brush gently into the wax tin and then apply a relatively thin coat of wax.

If you have used other waxes before, you’ll likely notice that ours is quite different than most others on the market. Our wax doesn’t contain chemicals, whereas most other waxes on the market do contain them. Most people find our wax not only easier to use, they also like that it is a completely safe and non-toxic product. It actually smells really nice!

Once you’ve applied the wax, you’ll use a lint-free cloth to buff your surface until it no longer feels tacky. It should feel completely smooth once you are done buffing your piece.

Wax will slowly wear off the surface, so it’s recommend you apply new wax about once or twice a year.

Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne applying natural wax to a chair!

Click here to watch it on our YouTube channel:

Antiquing Wax Application

Like the name says, you can use our dark brown antiquing wax to create an “antique” look. It will lightly “stain” your paint to make it look old. You can apply the antiquing wax directly to your piece, or if you want a more subtle effect, you can use a coat of natural wax first.

Again, simply push your wax brush into the antiquing wax and apply it to your piece.

Follow up by buffing it to a nice sheen with a lint-free cloth, leaving more of the wax behind in the nooks and crannies to create depth. If the look is too intense, then simply use some natural wax to rub across the surface and remove some of the antiquing wax.

Please note: It is important to keep in mind that antiquing wax should not be used on a surface that will be sat on, because it might stain clothing if used on the seating surface of a chair, for example.

Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne applying antiquing wax to her chair!

Click here to watch it on our YouTube channel:

Gold, Pearl, Grey, Black, & White Wax Application

As with Natural and Antiquing Wax above, you can apply all of our wax colors directly over your painted surface to add different effects with color.

Simply apply with a wax brush and buff dry with a cloth. You can also let it dry a bit before buffing it, so you’ll see even more color left behind on your piece.

To see some examples of the effect each wax color gives, click here.

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