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Ok so, I''m pretty sure Im late to the show but I just found out...
I LOVE WHITE WAX!
Just about as fast as I found that out, I also found out that the White Wax I had- did NOT love me!
My burning chest and angry sinuses would attest to that. As the migraine set in I
grabbed the can I was working with which I naively thought
was a natural product.
Generally these solvents are put in there to quicken drying time and make easier work, and add durability,... but I love my work! I want to do it for years to come... Which means I have to take care of myself. Here's the thing though,.. doesn't going green mean more expense as well as less quality??
Time for the Test
Taking 3 salvaged table legs, I painted them with a chalk/clay based paint. Each of the waxes I chose were meant to be used with porous/textured paint. So I wanted to be sure to use just that. Also, for the record, the paint I used is not the same brand as any of these waxes.
I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed White Wax, as this is the one I already had on hand. Additionally I would try out Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint Wax-White that I was able to borrow from a friend. Then, I wanted to see, can I really find a natural white wax. It WAS NOT as easy as I thought it would be! Then I remembered Country Chic Paint,.. You may remember I had the pleasure of working with them some time back with The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest. You can see that HERE. After talking to them I would find out YES they do have a White Wax and YES ITS ALL NATURAL. At this point I have to admit being a tad skeptical,... they were however, kind enough to send me some to try.
Using a different brush for each of the waxes, I brushed on each of the waxes onto each of the legs. Then using a different rag for each leg, I wiped away the excess,..
Some of the things I looked for are the scent, the coverage, the sheen, and the simple facts.
Chalk Paint™ Wax-White
Scent- Similar to Original Clear Wax, not horribly strong but definitely present.
Coverage- It went on smoothly, and fairly opaque but not consistent
Sheen- a little less sheen than I anticipated. Some gloss to it but not high.
Facts: I know there are solvents and the front of the can even warns you! To be honest, I thought I was going to have a hard time with this one, I assumed I would love it and hate making myself steer clear due to the chemicals. But I wasn't impressed.
Miss Mustard Seed
Scent- Not offensive at all! Smells very natural.
Coverage- Very smooth and opaque. Incredibly Even. After buffing there is a very consistent look over the entire area. save the high points where it tends to leave only the sheen, and no white pigment.
Sheen- Fairly Glossy with buffing. Truly as you apply with the brush, it tends to buff as you work it. Facts: I know there are solvents in there,.. I know that my body seems to hate them. So unless I want to go outdoors and/or use my respirator,.. I need to steer clear...
Scent- Scent: Since it contains tree nut oils, it has a slight, yet pleasant nutty smell.
It doesn't have a potent chemical scent, though.
It doesn't have a potent chemical scent, though.
Coverage-Whoa. I was surprised at how far it went. The wax itself is slightly hard comparatively so I was a little skeptical of how hard I was about to work. But a little went a really long way! It was also very consistent and smooth going on. When I wiped away/buffed, there was a notable contrast in the areas I was able to reach and the crevices. So where as the MMS showed less contrast over everything, the Country Chic showed pronounced contrast.
Sheen- quite matte. I do wonder if I had allowed to sit for longer if the sheen would have been different, however I like the more flat look so its fine for me.
Facts: Solvent and Chemical Free.
So whats my take away...?
My go to is absolutely the Country Chic White Wax. I absolutely LOVED the way it worked. I didn't think the coverage was going to be as opaque as it was.. and I see that its incredibly easy to use an artist brush to work in even more wax if i want to deepen an area. I can use it anywhere,.. I don't have to use a respirator. And,. for me-that's rather necessary. There is no telling when I want to work on something and don't like to feel restrained. The Miss Mustard Seed wax "Stuck" to the paint surface... This meant there wasn't much contrast unless maybe I want to work harder to wipe away? Or maybe with mineral spirits? but again,.. more and more chemicals and solvents. I think I would rather add more wax for a deeper look than fight taking it away.
I AM REALLY HAPPY AND EXCITED THAT I FOUND THE RIGHT WHITE WAX FOR ME!
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