We’re all about warm colors and cozy shades this month here at Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. November is upon us and it has come in with blustery days, chilly winds, and rainy days. If you’re like us, and you’re craving some warmth and comfort, then you’re going to love our featured product this month!
Our Antiquing Wax is based on an old family recipe. It’s made from beeswax and has a little bit of carnauba wax added in for superior workability. If you have ever struggled with applying wax, then you should try ours! It’s not stiff at all and it has the consistency of cake frosting or face cream. Our Antiquing Wax has been lightly tinted to a rich brown, which is perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture. Best of all, it doesn’t have a harsh odor AT ALL! So if you’ve ever opened a stinky tin of furniture wax, you can rest assured that will definitely not be the case with ours!
Antiquing Wax can be a wee bit intimidating to apply if you’ve never done it before. It looks dark, scary, and overpowering. Don’t worry! We have lots of tips and tutorials to help you realize how easy it is to apply!
First, we recommend applying it with a wax brush. This allows you to work it into any cracks, crevices, or carved details on your piece. If you don’t have a wax brush, grab one of ours!
Work the Antiquing Wax all over your piece, again paying special attention to cracks and carved details.
Then, take a clean lint-free cloth and wipe away the excess until you’re happy with the look. You’ll notice that the Antiquing Wax will settle into the recessed areas of your piece, giving you an authentically aged finish. Can you see how it settled into the nooks on Marian’s Bavarian Bed?
Here, you can see how bright her bed was before, and how much the Antiquing Wax toned everything down and gave it a soft aged patina.
Here’s the before:
And the after:
Here’s a super helpful tip – if you apply Antiquing Wax and the look is a bit too strong, rub a bit of our clear Furniture Wax over the heavy areas and it will “erase” the Antiquing Wax for you. How about them apples, eh?
Here are some of our favorite colors paired with Antiquing Wax:
All of these lovely images are courtesy of Allison at The Golden Sycamore.
Which color combination is your favorite? We’re partial to Tricycle, ourselves. If you’d like to see Antiquing Wax in action, click the video to watch Marian apply it to an adorable Tricycle dresser.
Not so intimidating now, is it? We’d love to see your pieces that are proudly wearing Antiquing Wax this month. Share them with us by tagging “@mmsmilkpaint” on Instagram and “@MissMustardSeedsMilkPaint” on Facebook. Show us your handiwork!