You’ve all seen how dark wax can be used to accent furniture and really give it an aged look. Dark wax is very versatile and can be used in a number of different ways. I can be used in recessed areas and crevices too add dimension or waxed over an entire piece for a time worn “antiqued” look. It’s one of the most commonly asked for “how to’s” by you guys so I put together a quick video! Be sure you come back for a few follow up tips after the video…they’ll make more sense then!
First of all…that “bagged” brush I used in the video- it had a little leftover clear wax on it from a previous project. Natural waxes don’t have chemicals or drying agents in them so they won’t gunk up on the brush! I often bag a brush in a ziplock bag for a week or two before giving it a bath. The lack of a drying agent, or solvent also means you can cover more area without worry the wax will harden up and be difficult to remove or saturate into your paint too much. As you can see in the fast forward frames, I waxed the whole piece at one time. If you are using a solvent based wax, you will likely need to work in smaller sections, about the size I started out with before hitting super sonic speeds. Also, if your dark wax is solvent based, make sure your clear “eraser” wax is solvent based as well.
Waxing larger areas with a natural wax are just as easy! I use a brush, spread it on and wipe it off. I let it sit for a bit before buffing and usually apply another coat of clear wax over that for added protection.
I love the added dimension the Onyx Wax brings! See how it sinks into all the brush strokes and crevices?
I can’t wait for you guys to try this stuff! I’d love to see your Dark Wax endeavors! Email your pics to email@example.com! Happy Waxing!