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.
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.
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.
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!!)
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.
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!