Adding APC Chalk Clay Mineral to Clear Wax = Chalky Vintage White Wax

Do you like the idea of  COLORED WAXES?   TINTED WAXES?

Our favorite wax is American Paint Company’s  Vintage Clear Wax .

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Why?

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,

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American Paint’s Mica Powders are awesome –

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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?

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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!

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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

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Then I grabbed APC Vintage Clear Wax,  Navajo White and Dawn’s Early Light

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Blob of clear, blob of clear,  two blobs of paint…

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lightly sanded my board, cuz I roll that way…

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mixed some paint into some clear wax…

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and scrubbed it on-

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same with the Navajo White-

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now grab a rag and wipe the excess off

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See how it leaves a chalkier, weather washed, worn effect?

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If an area is too heavy for you,  simply take more wax (right onto your rag)

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like this…

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and work it back over your heavier area…  it will lift it right up and work it back down, for a more even  look

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Cool, huh?

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Wait for it to dry, and buff buff for a pretty sheen.       Voila!

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