As an official dealer of Autentico products, we wish nothing more than to supply you with a fabulous selection of paints and finishes to decorate your home. Therefore, here at Eclectic At Home, we feel it is our duty to provide you with a guide on how best to use the range of furniture wax.

What’s Available?
The main thing to distinguish is the difference between chalk wax and furniture wax, which is a common misunderstanding. Autentico Chalk Wax has more texture than furniture wax and is great to use if you want to enhance surfaces or to create special effects. All Chalk painted surfaces can greatly benefit from a wax finish. Chalk wax is available in White, Black, Grey and Anthracite. On the other hand, Autentico Furniture Wax is renowned for its quality and softness. It is easy to apply and is available in a range of colours. It provides a protective finish to your Vintage Chalk painted and Venice Lime painted surfaces. Furniture waxes are ideal for surfaces that need extra durability such as kitchen tables, work surfaces and kitchen cupboards. Furniture wax is available in Light Brown, Dark Brown, Clear, Amber and Taupe.

image of Autentico Chalk Wax

Where To Use It?
Autentico Furniture Wax is most effective when used on any Autentico painted or wooden surface. It can also be used on its own on any bare surface, or with other waxes to create varying effects. Furniture wax is perfect for creating the ultimate distressed look after painting with Autentico Vintage, Velvet or Venice paint. In addition, different coloured waxes can be used to create different effects. For example, dark brown wax can be painted over clear wax to enhance cracks and crevices for a more aged look. Clear wax can be used to toughen, protect and seal surfaces and white wax can be used for a superb washed out finish.

image of Taupe Autentico Wax

How To Use It?It depends which wax you are using, but as a general rule, wax is used is used to get extra depth of colour and protection. Therefore, it should be applied thinly with a brush and left to dry for about 15 minutes before polishing by hand or brush. The tin should also be closed well after use. A tip for when painting old dark furniture, we always give a coat of dark brown wax to enhance the appearance of it (this is when you are not painting the insides of the drawers or cupboard). Also, when using white wax, we recommend sanding the tops of tables first before applying. Finally, we apply our wax with nylon 2” or 3” paint or varnish brushes as it’s quick and easy and you should also make sure the wax is dry before buffing to finish.

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