Last step! 🖤 Do one more wipe down of your piece, then apply a clear wax. You can apply with a brush or with a soft cloth. 🖤 You can see in the first picture of the medallion how "flat" the paint looks, then after applying wax your piece will have a "wet" look and the color will appear to change. don't be worried :) 🖤 Another example is the board next to the medallions , the top half has wax which shows the glossy effect compared to the bottom half. 🖤After the whole piece has been waxed , take a clean soft cloth and continue to buff your piece. This is also a good time to see if any more areas need to be distressed ( if you are distressing )
several places I decided to add more distressing were the cabinet pulls, edges of doors and the baseboard. these are areas that would naturally get worn over time and will add character and detail to your piece. 🖤Continue you buff your piece and the sheen will increase~ You will be able to use you new piece after 24 hrs of dry/cure time it will take about 30 days for the painted and waxed piece to cure (If doing a piece that will get more use or "heavy traffic" ; think Kitchen/Dining tables or cabinets there are other options to seal your paint. That'll be for another post ;) Thanks for coming along for first step by step! Come back for more tips on Thursday!