Raise your hand if you love ASCP. (Hand in the air)
Raise your hand if you love the dark wax. (hand still in air, only slightly lower than before)
Okay, raise your hand if you have had trouble with dark wax staining even after you clear waxed your furniture. (both hands in air–and one foot)
I truly love this stuff, but dark wax has been a pain to deal with for me. I love it, but dread using it because I usually have to work so hard to get it on just right.
To antique a piece of furniture I apply the clear wax in a thin layer then LIGHTLY dab on the dark wax in the areas that need to look old and dirty (I realize that to some people that seems crazy, but it is truly how I like my furniture). Then I rub away the excess dark wax with some more clear wax, all the while trying to not use too much wax so that my furniture doesn’t feel tacky.
But sometimes I just want my paint color to be toned down, not antiqued. That’s where I have a hard time. I want the dark wax to lightly stain ALL of my paint. But ‘lightly’ isn’t a term that dark wax understands…
Solution: clear wax needs to marry dark wax and have a medium wax child (and name her Beverly)
Ahhh, that’s better.
Now I can just tone down the brightness of an ASCP color without streaking the dark wax and working like mad to calm it down.
Here’s a sneak peek at the kid’s chairs in the new office. They are painted with ASCP Antibes and waxed with..Beverly.
What do you think? Do you like Beverly? Have you tried this method? Let me hear from you!!