Annie Sloan has two new waxes out, White and Black, here we share our first experience using the White Wax.
We started with a chair we'd previously painted with Provence Chalk Paint, distressed and had sealed with Clear Wax. The White Wax is special in that it can be applied to either a waxed or unwaxed finish, although the finish will vary a little.
The Wax itself is pretty much the same as the Clear and Dark Wax, in that it's Wax with White added to it, and when cured it's just as hard wearing - it did however feel slightly thicker than the Clear Wax in my experience - being White and using a Wax brush did however feel like we were getting ready for a traditional shave!!
We covered the entire chair with White Wax, and as the chair had been previously sealed with Clear Wax left it for at least 30 minutes, just so the White Wax could start to harden a bit.
After this we used some Clear Wax on the chair - those of you who are familiar with Dark Wax, or have been on one of our Workshops will remember that using Clear Wax works like an eraser, removing some of the coloured wax.
We continued to remove as much White Wax using the Clear Wax and a lint free cloth, until we were happy with the 'whitewashed' / coastal type look we wanted to achieve. We were also careful not to remove the White Wax from the nooks and crannies of the chair, as feel it's these little bits that add to the character of the chair.
We're really happy with the finished piece, and will have it out on display in the shop so you can take a closer look next time you're in the shop. We really think this is a great addition to the Annie Sloan range and are sure you'll have a lot of fun creating new looks! Next I'll be trying out the new Black Wax!
Painted a rough piece of pallet wood with a mixture of Florence and Old White Chalk Paint and added copper colour hooks to finish it off!