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Here’s what Annie says about her new White Wax
‘My White Wax will emphasise grain and texture in the same way that the Dark Soft Wax will, but it also – how can I put it? – not quite lighten the colour, but almost soften it. It can be used directly on unpainted wood with great effect, but what I really love is the effect it gives to painted pieces. It adds some age, certainly, but the effect is that of a piece which has been gracefully, subtly faded by sunlight – think of a piece left in a sunny spot, a terrace in Tuscany – it is that beautiful, natural washing of colour which my new White Soft Wax will give to a piece. It’s a look that immediately lends itself to Traditional Swedish and Coastal, but also Farmhouse – gentle, lovely. Or, use it to knock back some of the more vibrant colours in the range – faded Bohemian springs to mind!’
Annie Sloan and Soft Clear Wax work fantastically together. We generally wax everything we paint for protection and to give a beautiful mellow matt finish. We find thin coats applied with a brush work best for us, but you can use rags or whatever works best for you. Work the wax into the surface a bit like how you would apply balm to your skin. One question we get asked a lot is ‘How much Wax do I apply after painting?’ The answer is ‘not a lot!’ We put on a thin layer of wax, just about enough so you see a slight colour change, then rub off any excess as well. A simple test if you’re unsure is to run your finger across the surface after waxing – if you can see ‘tide’ marks (like in the picture) then that’s too much – wipe some off. A 500ml tin of Wax goes a long way!
And did you know you can mix Clear and Dark Wax together to make your own Mid-Tone Wax, I do this a lot and it’s great on bare wood (see pics), I find it also works especially well on old scaffold boards! Not only that but you can also mix Clear Wax with the paint to create coloured wax! Have an experiment and see what you can do.
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