How To Apply Black Wax on Furniture

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

I was VERY busy last week but I feel so accomplished with all of things I got done!  We completed our master bedroom makeover, I painted like 3 or 4 pieces, I broke out the fall decor, so many things have been done!

I am SO in furniture painting mood lately! Which I mean is probably good because it's my job, but you know what I mean.  I have so many great ideas flowing through my head and I just can't wait to put them all out into the world!


The only problem is I haven't been having much luck finding any project pieces lately. Facebook Marketplace is disappointing me, and all of the thrift stores near me aren't great as far as furniture finds go.

But, I did finally find a couple things so I'm pretty happy about that!

Alright, now onto the makeover!  In this post I am going to show you how I applied black wax to this piece for a fun distressed look!

(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own! :))))

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I got this pretty little dresser off of Facebook Marketplace and I LOVE it! It's so cute and small and the style is a dream!

I gave this baby a REALLLLYY good clean because it was pretty sticky from the old stain and finish and needed scrubbed down.  It was....gross....

I also removed the contact paper that was in the drawers and luckily it peeled out super easy!

Next up I grabbed my pretty off white paint in the color Pop The Bubbly (I love that name!) and my oval paint brush and got to work!

I gave this piece 3 coats of paint, and the coverage of this color was phenomenal!  After the painting was done, I let the piece dry for a few hours to make sure when I started applying the wax that it didn't rub away the paint at all!

Now let's get into the waxing.  I don't think I have ever used black wax on one of my pieces before so I was pretty excited for this!

So to use black wax, it is recommended that you apply a clear wax first to help the black wax blend.  So that is what I did!  I worked in small sections so I could blend out the wax before it dried even a little, applying it with a lint free cloth.

I just used a light hand when doing this and then after applying it, I took a clean lint free cloth and wiped away the excess.  I just wanted a light look with mine,  but you can totally build it up to the darkness/ amount you want!

After you are done waxing you can let it cure for 24 hours before use to ensure ultimate protection!

I put my new pretty knobs from HomeGoods on and I was done!  I styled this piece with all of my new fall decor and it makes me so happy!  Here are some pretty shots of it :)))

What do you think?  I love the way this distressed piece turned out using the black wax!  Make sure to send me your pics if you try out this waxing technique!

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