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.
COLORWAYS There are many techniques and products to create the look of Verdigris. This is one of my favorites because it is easy, works on any surface and is long lasting, even on outdoor furnishings. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in this order, one coat of each, leaving spots where other colors show through. Graphite, Primer Red ,Duck Egg Blue, Provence
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Annie Sloan demonstrates a one-colour distressing technique with dark wax. Annie Sloan developed her now famous Chalk Paint™ decorative paint in 1990 to answer the need she had for a paint which would have many uses from acting like limewash to looking like old painted furniture. Annie's paint is very easy to work with and allows people to be creative without getting involved with the technicalities of preparation allowing you to change your mind without hassle. www.AnnieSloan.com