Do you like the idea of COLORED WAXES? TINTED WAXES?
Our favorite wax is American Paint Company’s Vintage Clear Wax .
Its all natural, super easy to use, you can wipe on, brush it on, scrub it on, smear it on – a little goes a long way, the excess wipes off easily, it dries quick, it buffs to a lovely sheen, it looks natural, doesnt feel sticky, and tints easy!
How’s that for why 🙂
We tint our wax all the time – powder pigments work great,
American Paint’s Mica Powders are awesome –
I love the idea of options – when I need a hint of grey, I’ll make it – when I need a touch of black I’ll mix it…. why buy 10 cans of 10 colors that I may only use on occasion?
Of course, I have my premixed Vintage Dark Wax – we always need a continual flow of a uniform brown tinted wax – and that one is my grab and go. So yes, I like the dark pre-tinted, but every other color under the rainbow I can mix myself.
DID YOU KNOW
YOU CAN ALSO
TINT YOUR WAX
WITH your American Paint Company PAINTS?
The ALL NATURAL make up of American’s paint base – clay, chalk and porcelain clay, make an excellent medium for creating a chalky vintage effect from your wax finish.
Imagine all these wax colors!
For a quick visual, I took APC’s Navajo White and Momma’s Lipstick (in my head I was thinking ‘heck, you can create finishes any way you want – pink with purple polka dots, if it floats your boat! – so there lies the color of our sample 🙂 ) and polka dotted in Purple Mountain Majesty
Then I grabbed APC Vintage Clear Wax, Navajo White and Dawn’s Early Light
Blob of clear, blob of clear, two blobs of paint…
lightly sanded my board, cuz I roll that way…
mixed some paint into some clear wax…
and scrubbed it on-
same with the Navajo White-
now grab a rag and wipe the excess off
See how it leaves a chalkier, weather washed, worn effect?
If an area is too heavy for you, simply take more wax (right onto your rag)
and work it back over your heavier area… it will lift it right up and work it back down, for a more even look
Wait for it to dry, and buff buff for a pretty sheen. Voila!
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