This is a video I have made where I am demonstrating my a one-colour distressing technique with dark wax. I developed her now famous Chalk Paint™ decorative paint in 1990 to answer the need I had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture. My paint is very easy to work with and allowing you to be creative in the way you use it.
I painted Paris Gray over gold frames and let them dry really good. I sanded them with a wet rag and then I used a coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax. The trick that I learned from Stacey about taking off the dark wax with clear wax made for a beautiful finish. After I coated the dark wax really good, I took an old t shirt and dabbed some clear wax on it, rubbed over the dark wax, taking off all the excess. The result was amazing.
Sea Salt CSP-95/ Benjamin Moore "This pale gray-blue is soft and soothing. It's kind of like sea glass where it can look blue or green -- and it works with both. And it's great with neutrals or cream. I've used it in a beach house, a traditional home, a sorority house -- so it has a lot of flexibility." -- Janie Hirsch, Atlanta designer