Creating a Coastal Look with White Chalk Paint® Wax

Creating a Coastal Look with White Chalk Paint® Wax

Today I’m going to show you some White Wax. And to do that I’m going to paint this chair.
I’m going to give it a coastal look. I think this has got a sort of deckchair look about it and I’m going to paint it in Paris Grey and then I’m going to put the White Wax on it. I’m going to… go all over with the Paris Grey.
I’m going to go in the direction of the slats. I don’t want to go every which way,
which I sometimes do. So brushwork is very, very important. The way you hold your brush and the way you use your brush for each piece will make a huge difference.
So sometimes you might paint… every which way and… other times you might paint like this – up and down. As I said, this is for a coastal look… and something a little bit modern.
I don’t want it to look very distressed. So now I’m going to apply the White Wax to this piece of furniture. It’s good for coastal looks.
I think it’s good for Swedish looks. Or just when you want to make something really gentle and quiet. So I’ve got my Wax Brush.
I’ve got, my wax – my White Wax – and this one I’m not… going to put any Clear Wax on at all and I’m just going to start waxing it and just get as much as I want. I quite like the way that it’s slightly uneven looking. Getting the pointy bit of that going into there and places and softening it out.
Just using very lightly the Wax Brush there. So it’s not always brushing on heavily But sometimes just lightly doing it so you’ve got actually a little bit of a stripe going on and some places you even make use of the fact that it goes on a bit unevenly. That’s that whole bleached look. But of course I could, if I wanted to, and even in places, I might take a cloth and just wipe it away a bit, so it’s very gentle. It doesn’t have to be even all over. If I was going to do a Swedish look, I may brush in slightly more. If there was any carving, I might allow the White Wax to go into the crevices and the other part I’d wipe away. What I like about it, is that it sort of changes the whole look. The colour as well. The look and the colour, so there it’s very flat and here you’ve suddenly got depth to it. It’s a very pleasing finish this. So here’s my coastal chair. It’s looking a bit like driftwood and ready to go! Actually I need to leave it a few days to harden so the wax hardens. At the moment, it’s a little bit soft. So leave it a few days and then it’s ready to go, and it’ll be really hard wearing.

17 thoughts on “Creating a Coastal Look with White Chalk Paint® Wax

  1. A lovely coastal look I aim to do my stools in the same texture at my holiday flat now i have more spare time on my hand that i have married my son last week phew! cant wait to usr Annie Sloans paint yeah!!!😁

  2. I want to paint a natural vanity cabinet with a whitewashed look, but have the grain show through…. can I water down the paris grey (even lighten it with white ) to a glaze so that the grain will show through, and then when dry use the white wax?

  3. I am now redoing my dining room furniture in French Linen with the white wax over and I love it. I love Annie Sloan!

  4. Can the white wax be used on a glossy, smooth surface? I have a shiny grey chest of drawers I want to tone down and give a bleached look

  5. I was wondering if there would be a reason to use the plain wax and then the white and if so, would the plain need to dry before adding the white? I'm painting a desk in one of deep beautiful reds and thought the white wax should look great. No carving on the desk at all. Thanks

  6. I'm sorry, my english usted notificado very good. What is the thing of applying wax that way if you are going to wipe it off with a cloth? 🤔
    Maybe I haven't understood

  7. Love it! Where there any areas that you did not wipe down the white wax with a cloth? Example, the top piece of wood that goes across the top of chair. Thank you!

  8. I am using Provence on a wall unit and was confused on the use of the white wax, thank you this helped so much.

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