Waxes are an important part of chalk paint / lime painting
Waves allow you to finish and protect the beautiful lime paint, but also you make stunning effects. The idea of a limestone painting and the lovely is to make different layers and use a variety of techniques - for waxing is easy to fade.
With waves, you emphasize grooves, scratches, cracking paint. You create beautiful light points and the depth of another.
There are two different kinds of french wax in this picture: brown and bright. Maps: Apple of My Eye, Al Fresco and Wedding Cake, Lazy Range.
Wax protects the traditional Chalk Paint surface so that it would take better wear. The traditional conventional Chalk Paint paint is porous and its surface is released, unless the surface protects somehow. With bright wax you will keep the color tone unchanged and the outcome is a beautiful matte surface.
From the French of the series, you will find the shades of Original Artisa with the surface of which the surface should be protected if the furniture or object comes to consumption. The Original Artisa Series is perfect for Chalk Paint-style colored painting technology and consumption - Discover the completely unjustified series of this.
The wax is rubbed with a rotating motion on the surface of the lime paint with the wax bridge. The rotating business gives the surface of a beautiful natural, hand-painted trace.
In the light, the selected spread of large surfaces is emphasized. You can take a wax plenty of brush, but an extra wax that is not absorbed into a lime paint, always wipe off the cloth. The goal is thin, beautiful layers. The wax gives a beautiful dull surface to the painted surface. You want to polish with a wax cloth about 24h after drying.
If you choose a frenchic series of waxed paint, the Lazy Range series, you do not need a wax for protecting the paint, but you can still use waxes to give patina and protect consumed points.
Patina and consumption
Chalk paint / lime painting criteria are on floors and combining different technologies. The layer of cargo makes work interesting and personalized - multidimensional than just a single shade of excellent furniture, such as traditional furniture painting. Colored waxes are an easy way to add three-dimensionalness, emphasizes edges and corners and add to the newer furniture for age, patina and expressiveness. With the waves, you emphasize the texture of the surfaces.
With brown waves Generally, the patina and the depth seem to feel over the lime paint: Use the edges of the boxes and doors to emphasize the three-dimension of the area.
Gray waxes operate with gorgeously white and electional lime paints. The waves are easy to emphasize furnishings, holes and grooves.
White wax folding the color 'tip' of the tone of the lime paint and creates a slightly fabric-like texture on the surface. White wax adds beautiful 'light points' into the furniture. Try a white frenchic wax in boho-style to bleach yellowed rattan furniture or corpse.
Sticky surface? Frenchic waves do not get into a sticky surface - the waxes of the series are easy to apply thinly because their composition is a cushion and easily machined. The sticky surface is too thick with a wax layer.
The secret of the use of colored wax
Colored waxes are not intended to be 'paint' coveringly or thick, but with light layers make a thin tone to emphasize edges and grooves. The best result comes with several thin layers - let the surfaces be constructed with malt and look at the surface within the project and slightly longer than the project.
If you make a lime paint consumption by grinding the lime paint surface broken, wax surface after grinding again, either only consumed or the full painted surface. Colored waxes are added with a wax bridge and the extravagant wax will always be wiped away.
If waxy porous surfaces; wood or Traditional Chalk Paint - The secret of a flat outcome is Two wax techniques.
Two wax techniques
Example: Waxing of a box front plate
The surface is painted with traditional chalk paint, off-white Sugar puff The shade and intention is to make the old, worn and pantied-looking box front plate with a depth effect with a brown wax.
- A thin layer of bright wax is placed on the dry lime surface - wiped the excess
- Add a brown wax to the entire box area with a fairly wax column
- Wipe and fade out excess wax off - start wiping from the center using a cloth with a bright wax. Leave the brown color for the outer edges and remove the brown wax with rotating motion most from the center of the box using the waxing center level, therefore, becomes lighter than the edges.
- Wipe off excess wax off lightly from the surface of the box. Because a bright wax is on the bottom, you can work on a brown wax as long as you want, and no brown wax absorbs the surface unevenly. Add a brush and remove the wax - repeat until you are satisfied.
Bright wax The cloth works like an eraser - to delete or fade colored wax. This technique works only if you have put on the bottom of a layer of bright wax. - Try and fond of waxes and their versatility!
Tip! Make the red or black wax itself by mixing the bright wax original artisan lime paint. Make spectacular flamboyants by mixing waxes in frenshe metal pigment powder - Gold powder and brown wax are a gorgeous couple!
You are using traditional lime paint, but you do not use bright wax under color wax?
Then the wax absorbs the porous paint or wooden surface probably the time unevenly and can not be remedied. The end result may appear to be exclusive, fingertips, or otherwise uneven, depending on what technique the wax has been applied. Bright wax is the bottom of the traditional lime paints. Clear wax always supports to be unloaded in the paint warehouse with a hard-working lime paint. Try it - you will immediately notice a difference in the ease of working on the wax. The FRENCHIC series waxes are loud and non-toxic natural waxes and are pleasant to work. Only by trying to find out how Frenchic waxes differ from other waxes!
Warned or cloth
Wax There is a very overwhelming tool for waxing - compared to clumsy and slow work with a cloth.
Consider getting out of the waxes for each wax plate, it is good for each wax plate to be your own brush that the shades were not mixed with each other with dirty brushes. Furniture can not be done with a soft paint column - but waxing require rigid bristles that allow the wax to be rubbed to the surface, decorations and grooves easily and lightly. You can use the narrow and softer brush to the detailed waxing of small details and grooves. Try different tools, so you will find yourself the best way to work and you will find the difference between the tools.
With a mere cloth, waxing is really laborious and slow. You will need a lint-free cloth only in excessive wax removal.
Thin layers - 'wax on - wax off'
The wax is added to the surface fairly, it is rubbed to the lime paint or wooden surface and the excess is switched off - always. Thus, the wax surface becomes a flat and a beautiful surface that also dries evenly. You will need a lint-free cloth only in excessive wax removal. Rotating motion When adding a wax to help get a natural outcome and the wax gets easier for all holes and grooves. Horizontal Drawers When adding a wax can leave a 'striped' outcome, especially if you use a dark wax without increasing a bright waxing on the bottom - Two wax techniques.
Thin layers You can add a few but allow the previous layer to always dry for 30 min - 1h before the next layer. Additional layers especially with colored waxes emphasize their own shades.
Too thick one layer remains easily sticky and does not seem to dry up ever - thick wax layers are nasty in the surfaces of the operating furniture. The wax can be removed with alcohol, eg with spri and mechanically scraping. If you haven't waxed earlier, make a small test first.
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Antique or bare wood surface
Increasing the wood surface with waving wood surface 'impregnated' with wax, the layers are added as many until the tree no longer sucks wax. Waxing is repeated regularly, if necessary and according to consumption - the need for older waxing is reduced by time.
Different types of wood absorbed with wax. Natural waxes such as Frenchic waxes, handle the wood surface and beautifully bring the wooden trees. Antique furniture can also be treated by waxing if they have been waxed before.
The new wooden surface can be displayed on the old wax
Try how the new wood surface looks like a very old fleet when its wax with gray wax. Ordinary raw material is easily changed with gray waxing 'old as a garment as a molding ". Brown wax brings a planned look.
The yellowed birch surface freshened with a white wax, leaving beautifully wooden reasons. You can also waxing a log surface, a variety of panels, doors, lists, new or old furniture.
Where does the wax fit and where don't you?
The wax does not fit out and does not withstand continuous wipes with detergents. Wax is not recommended for kitchen levels or wet rooms such as sauna.
When the wax is added mechanically to the surface, it is one layer in addition to the paint layers. The wax is always the last surface. Please note that the self-sufficient wax layer is used when you select a limestone paint and painting technology.
For example; If you wax with a traditional Chalk Paint's kitchen-desktop cover, such a bright wax will spend unnoticed points with the highest operating strain: for example, in the place of children - this item is often wiped in the table. Shall we lean any elbows on the table on your own place? The wax takes away the wax away from unnoticed and when any fat / liquid can be reached on the surface of the table, the dirt is absorbed into the lime paint, and no longer leaves it.
The kitchen table is one of the furniture, which is with a hard drive. It is also often wiped and wax soluble in detergents and alcohol. The wax to be added to the kitchen table with a lime paint or bars is not the best option if you are not willing to add wax regularly to the surface and clean the surfaces only with mild detergents.
The pure wood surface that is impregnated with wax is a good alternative to the kitchen table plate because the wax is then absorbed in the wood and protects the surface deeply. Clean the surface with only mild detergents and wax surface again if necessary.
For this reason, it is worth choosing a high-quality lime paint, where the wax is already ready for the paint. A waxed lime paint is not dried over to reach the dirt and its surface can be wiped with a fingern cloth or with mild detergents. The wax in the paint is cured well to wear a durable surface.
The wax layer removal can be made with a sprit (alcoholic cleaner) or by heating and mechanically scraping the surface clean. It is not recommended to be painted on the wax surface because the water-borne paints reject the greasy surface - the new paint surface may be crackled or cracked.
On the other hand, the painting of the wax is one of the painting technology to obtain an old-looking surface.
A waxed lime paint is a separate wax layer. The waxal lime paint, the Lazy Range tones can be very painted.
Choose a natural wax
It is good to know a few basics before choosing a suitable for your project. The waxes are in the market for a variety of different, others contain solvents and other synthetic or poisonous ingredients, the second waxes flex strongly. The other waxes are thick and rigid - they are difficult to work and spread thinly, so that the outcome may not be needed. From the wax to the side of the wax can be quickly survived whether it is a safe product, the side of the jars can be found in the shed signs if the product is toxic.
If you have not previously used waxes, select a soft-spread natural wax for your project. For example, the frenchic series waxes are natural breasts; They include beeswax and Caurnaba wax (Brazilian palm tree). For high quality waxes, it is easy to fade and try you well to understand the importance of layeredness in the Chalk Paint-style furniture paint. Beeswax-based Frenchic waxes and a series of high quality waxes are also suitable for restitution projects and professional use.
A waxed lime paint and wax
Yes, but also with a waxal lime paint, you can use furnishings.
They create an interesting layer, three-dimensionality and highlighting of the same patina and wooden races with traditional Chalk Paint's-colorful waxes Finishing your furniture - Protective properties are already in a sustainable waxing capacity!
Handle your high quality waves well - Wash with warm water and mild detergent. High quality Frenchic brushes will last in a properly manner in the professional use for many years.
Frenchic waxes are not self-flammable and are solvent-free. The FRENCHIC series of waves has been awarded the 'Toy Safe' certificate, so you can also use them in children's furniture. Take part in your place Frenchic dealer FRENCHIC courses or different from the closest store to make more instructions on your own project.
A nice painting day!