Here at Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, we have started featuring a product every month in addition to selected MMSMP colors. December’s Product of the Month is the Wax Puck.
It’s small, but mighty. Now some of you may be wondering, “What in the world is a wax puck? Do you use it for hockey?” While the name “puck” may be evoking visions of hat tricks and hockey rinks in your head, the Wax Puck is a product that every furniture painter should have in their stash.
Our Wax Pucks are 100% natural beeswax. The puck shape nestles right into the palm of your hand, which is exactly how we designed it! Beeswax is a natural resist to Milk Paint, and this little guy can help you achieve a layered look. Follow these simple steps:
- Apply one coat of milk paint in your chosen color and allow it to dry.
- Rub the Wax Puck over the edges, corners and “high points” of your piece. Anywhere the wax is applied, your next coat of Milk Paint will resist sticking, so make sure the wax is applied randomly and in places where paint would naturally wear over time.
- Apply a second coat of Milk Paint and allow it to dry completely. You may not see the paint resisting right away, so make sure you go to step 4!
- Distress surface with fine grit sand paper (150-250) or a damp cotton cloth to easily remove the paint where the Wax Puck was used. You should see the first coat of Milk Paint underneath.
- Finish your masterpiece with Furniture Wax, Hemp Oil, White Wax, Antiquing Wax, or Beeswax.
Marian used a Wax Puck on her Artissimo and Flow Blue jelly cupboard.
She painted Artissimo first and then rubbed a Wax Puck in certain areas. Then she painted Flow Blue on top. She finished up with Antiquing Wax for a subtle but gorgeous finish!
Sada of For The Love Creations used a Wax Puck to demonstrate this technique on several sample boards.
Layers and layers of loveliness!
Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture likes rubbing a Wax Puck on the runners of stubborn drawers that refuse to close smoothly. (How many of you have experienced that problem with old pieces?) You can read how she used it on a sheet music washstand here.
With a new layer of wax, wonky drawers, stubborn levers, and even drop leaf table supports slide in and out with no problem!
So there you have it – The Wax Puck.
Though it be small, it’s versatile and a must-have for subtle resists and stubborn drawers. Pick one up at your local Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint retailer and move mountains in your home!