MM Beverly

Since my post the other day I have had a few people ask me about Beverly.  She is a darling lady furniture wax who works hard, but is truly so easy to work with.  I am currently working on another piece with her and thought I would share a little more on the subject of waxes.

MM wax info #2

These are the 3 that I use on my chalk painted items: Clear wax, dark wax & Beverly (a mixture that I whipped up of dark and clear).  My ratio is probably in the neighborhood of 6:1 clear to dark.

I typically use wax to seal my chalk paint (Annie Sloan or CeCe Caldwell) but it can also be used on milk paint (Miss Mustard Seed)

MM wax comparisons

Clear wax is great if you just want to seal your paint but not change the color much.  It darkens the chalk paint VERY slightly, but keeps a fresh clean look to your piece.

MM clear wax highlights

Beverly can darken your paint with one coat, no need to apply clear wax first!  It deepens the paint color without making your piece look dirty (yes, some pieces look GREAT when they look old and dirty!!)

MM Beverly highlights

Dark wax is a little more temperamental to work with, but creates a gorgeous antique/rustic/aged look.  To get an aged look, you first apply clear wax and then add dark wax on top of that.  Clear wax can be an ‘eraser’ if your dark wax is too heavy in an area.  It is also amazing when you want to take Graphite and turn it into black.  I don’t use any clear wax with Graphite if I want to create a black.

MM dark wax highlights

I hope this helps clear up some questions that you have had.  Please feel free to send more questions my way–I may or may not have an answer for you, but I’ll try to help!




2 Responses to A Furniture Wax Named {Beverly}

  1. Thistle says:

    I would totally be friends with Beverly. 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    • hollymcc says:

      Karianne, I’m a big fan…not the creepy stalker kind, but the kind that thinks we would be good friends if we met…wait…that might be the same thing. hahaha

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