How to Apply Wax to Painted Furniture
Do you want to give your DIY furniture a more professional looking finish? Read all about how to wax your painted furniture in this tutorial!
In this brand new video tutorial, we’ll show you how to seal your project for a beautiful, professional looking finish.
Watch this video to see our company co-founder, Rosanne applying natural wax to a painted chair!
How To Use Furniture Wax on Painted Furniture | Step By Step Waxing Tutorial
Step 1) Paint your piece
Begin by applying your favorite color of Country Chic Paint to your piece. If this is your first painted furniture project, check out our tutorials on surface preparation and paint application for tips to help you get started. Make sure you let your paint fully dry (overnight is best) before you begin the waxing process.
Step 2) Apply wax
You can use a wax brush or just a clean, dry, lint-free rag to apply the wax, but we find a brush works better for most pieces as it’s easier to get into all the little nooks and crannies. Being by swirling your brush or cloth in the wax. The friction will warm the wax a bit and make it more workable. Apply the wax to your piece in small, circular motions making sure you cover every surface with a thin coat.
If your piece has upholstered areas like this chair, you can wax those areas to help soften them up too!
If you apply the wax too thickly, it will take much longer to fully cure and it will require more buffing. A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly!
Step 3) Buff your piece
Using a clean, dry, lint-free cloth, buff your entire piece using circular motions until it feels smooth and dry to the touch. If it still feels tacky, you’ll need to keep buffing!
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