Maybe you’ve seen these on our website or at a local retailer…
What is it?
It’s a distressing wax puck. (That’s what we call it, anyway!)
What is it made out of?
It is made of 100% beeswax, so it’s an all natural product (and one will last for years!)
How do I use it?
Step 1 | Rub it over a surface prior to painting it. It can also be applied over another layer of milk paint (or another kind of paint), raw wood, stained wood, etc. Pretty much anything!
Step 2 | Paint the piece, including the areas where wax was applied. It won’t appear different as the paint is being brushed on or as it’s drying. When you distress the finish, though, the paint will easily wipe off the areas where the wax was applied. It acted as a “resist”, preventing the paint from sticking.
Why would I want to use the wax puck instead of the 100% Beeswax Finish as a resist?
Even though they are both made from 100% beeswax, the Beeswax Finish is softer and needs to be applied with a brush or cloth. The wax puck is solid, so you can just rub it straight over the surface. It’s a little easier to apply and requires less “elbow grease”.
The end result also different. When Beeswax Finish is used as a resist, the result is lots of chipping and flaking.
The wax puck achieves a softer look that emulates paint worn over years of use.
And that, my friends, is the wax puck.