4 Different Looks Achieved by Waxing or Oiling Painted Furniture

Here’s a question: Do you WAX?

Now before you think I’m getting WAY too personal, I don’t mean do you wax your legs … unless they’re furniture legs, of course!

So what’s the big deal about finishing a piece of milk painted or chalk painted furniture with furniture waxing or oiling?

A good finish is essential, especially on porous surfaces like Milk Paint or Chalk Paint, to get a protective and smooth, sealed surface, reducing the amount of dust or fingerprints that might otherwise accumulate on such a surface.

In my tutorial video (link at the end of this blog), I show you four different finishes you can achieve by using Miss Mustard Seed’s three different finishing waxes & hemp oil. But first, here’s a little info about each of them …

Hemp Oil:

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Using Hemp Oil to finish your painted furniture

Here’s a little more information about Hemp Oil from Miss Mustard Seed’s website:

This solvent-free oil finish provides a protective, water-resistant surface.  Use on new wood that is bare, stained, Milk-painted or to revive old wood finishes.  It penetrates to protect from the inside out.  Does not leave a surface film that will chip or scratch.  This food-safe oil finish is perfect for use in the kitchen on wood or stone.  Used outside, it can restore the lustre of old oil based paint or revitalise surfaces such as cast iron.  Test on an inconspicuous spot prior to using on an entire piece.

Furniture Wax:

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Furniture Wax (clear) gives a smooth matte finish.

This wax is created exclusively for Miss Mustard Seed by Claphams Beeswax Products LTD.  This fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe.  It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax.  It is ideal for use on wood, marble or as a finish over Milk Paint.  It is easy to apply, provides a durable finish with a beautiful lustre and has almost no odor.

You can purchase Furniture Wax from my product tab here on my website (Australia).

White Wax:

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White Wax can highlight creases and lighten the colour of a painted surface.

White Wax is also a fine museum quality wax made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then tinted with a creamy white, perfect for creating a faded, washed or limed look on a piece of painted furniture. Purchase White Wax here in Australia.

Antiquing Wax:

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Antiquing Wax is great for creating an aged look.

Antiquing Wax is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then lightly tinted to a rich brown, perfect for creating an authentically aged finish on a piece of painted furniture.

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Wax & paint brushes also available on the Product tab of this site. (Australian customers only)

I hope you enjoy this video tutorial, and that you’ll be inspired to create new finishes for your painted creativity with waxing or oiling!

Happy Painting!

We are authorised retailers for Fusion Mineral Paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Australia. This blog post may contain affiliate links.

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  • Reply
    August 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Sharon,
    Not sure but think you may have uploaded the wrong tutorial video. This one is about the desk you completed recently. I only watched the opening comments (as I’ve seen it before), so maybe the waxing-oiling bit is at the end???? Just thought I’d let you know.
    Cheers, Liz.

    • Reply
      August 5, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks for letting me know, Elisabeth. I’ve fixed the link now.

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