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Easter Themed Wax Puck Resist Tutorial

WAX PUCK RESIST TUTORIAL

Our Wax Pucks are made from 100% beeswax. These handy little discs fit perfectly in the palm of your hand and are very versatile. Wax Pucks create a resist in between layers of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and are also great for rubbing along stubborn drawer runners to get them moving again.

Today, we’d like to teach you how to layer two different colors of MMS Milk Paint using a Wax Puck resist in between! The subject of this tutorial are these adorable wooden bunnies.

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CREATING A LAYERED LOOK USING A WAX PUCK

  1. To achieve a layered look, apply one coat of milk paint and allow it to dry.
  2. Next, rub the Wax Puck over the edges, corners and “high points” of the piece.  Anywhere the wax is applied, milk paint will resist adhering. Make sure you rub the Wax Puck randomly around and in places where paint would naturally wear over time.
  3. Then, apply a second coat of milk paint in a contrasting color and allow it to dry completely.
  4. Using sandpaper, distress the surface to easily remove the paint where wax was applied, revealing first coat underneath.
  5. Seal your piece with any of our fine finishes.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

Watch this video tutorial to see the process in action! This video was created by Jenn Baker of Eight Hundred Furniture.

Didn’t those bunnies turn out super cute?

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A Wax Puck resist work best when you layer high contrasting colors over one another. This is Outback Petticoat with French Enamel on top.

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For a more subtle look, layer softer colors over one another. This is Arabesque over Schloss.

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Layering colors in the same family provides a two toned look. This is Boxwood over Lucketts Green.

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You can replicate this look on any surface. Jenn used wooden bunnies that she picked up for one of her paint workshops. You can visit the unfinished wood section of your local craft store to pick up something similar just in time for Easter!

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December Product of the Month – Wax Pucks

Maybe you’ve seen these little guys on our website or at a local retailer…

Have you ever wondered what they are?

They’re wax pucks, of course!

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What are they made from?

Our wax pucks are made from 100% beeswax, so they’re an all-natural product (and just one will last you for years of painting!)

How do I use one?

Step 1 | Rub the puck 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!  In the photo below, Miss Mustard Seed rubbed it over the surface of a jelly cupboard.  She painted it in Artissimo first, then rubbed the wax puck in the places where she wanted the Artissimo to show through.

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.  On her jelly cupboard, Miss Mustard Seed painted over the Artissimo and Wax Puck’d spots with Flow Blue.  Then, she sanded away!

As she finished up, the results were gorgeous.  She achieved an authentically aged finish, just as if it had been like that for decades.

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 resulting look is more chippy and patchy.

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The wax puck gives you a softer and more subtle distressing that emulates paint that has worn over years of use.

marzipan-1583You can also rub it along the runners of sticky drawers to help them slide in and out more easily!  If you love working on old pieces as much as we do, then you’ll thank your lucky stars you have a fix for that problem.

Photo via Eight Hundred Furniture, LLC.

Though they are small, they’re mighty and incredible useful for creating an authentically aged finish.  This December, we salute the might Wax Puck!