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Rest assured what might seems like a daunting process, especially if you’ve just finished your masterpiece, is nice and simple if you follow our four steps below. With the right technique and a bit of practice, you’ll add that extra dimension to really seal the deal on a perfect upcycling project.
Combine any colour in the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range with our Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax and you’ll get beautiful results – we promise. Make sure you share your photos once you’re done, too!
Having chosen your colour from the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range, it’s time to paint your piece of furniture. For an aged look, lighter colours work best. In our example, we’ve gone for Lilac Wine.
Using Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear, fully wax the piece of furniture with your dry cloth. Work the wax into the surface in circular motions. This creates a good base to apply the dark wax to and makes it easier to build up the desired effect.
Next, using a brush take a small amount of the Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Dark and lightly brush the wax over the details, carvings and into corners. Build up the dark wax until you’re happy with the effect.
Top Tip: If you apply too much of the dark wax, you can lighten an area by loading your brush with some Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax in Clear and working it over until it’s lighter again.
When you finish waxing your piece of furniture and are happy with the outcome, leave to dry and then buff to a soft sheen. You now have a bespoke, aged effect piece that is full of character.
Top Tip: Use the dark wax over colours such as Graphite and Ink Blue from the Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint range to deepen and enrich the colours.