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How to Distress Furniture with Resist Method | Beeswax Bar DIY Tutorial

How to Distress Furniture with Resist Method | Beeswax Bar DIY Tutorial


Hi there, it’s Rosanne from Country Chic Paint and
today I want to show you how you can use our new Beeswax Distressing Bar to
give your piece a beautiful distressed look much easier, so stay tuned for more For this tutorial we’re going to be using our brand new Beeswax Distressing Bar. It is made out of 100% Canadian beeswax and it smells amazing. As you can see it’s got a little
bit of white on it and that is normal because it is pure beeswax. We will also
be using some fine grit sandpaper and a damp cloth. We’re also going to be using
some paint and brushes and stir sticks as well. So this distressing method that
I’m going to show you today is called the resist method. What you’ll do is you’ll
apply a resist medium in between two coats of paint so that the second coat of
paint in a contrasting color doesn’t adhere It’s wax, and wax is oily so the paint won’t
adhere to the parts where you’ve applied the beeswax. You’re going to lightly
sand it and then the paint comes off really easily. So it’s much easier to
create that distressed look as opposed to not using the distressing bar. I will
show you how to do this process step-by-step. This chair over here was
painted in a kind of like a barn red color and we covered it with one coat of
our All-in-One Decor Paint in the color Bliss, and as you can see it pretty much
covered in one coat. As we were moving it we kind of scratched a few pieces but
it’s got amazing coverage in just a single coat. In another video you can
learn more about our All-in-One Decor Paint so make sure to check that one out as well. So before starting the actual part where we apply the beeswax, you
want to make sure that your coat of paint has dried fully, so I would suggest
maybe waiting for you know waiting for it to dry overnight or something like
that before you you actually go ahead and use the Beeswax Bar, and if you’re using this on a piece of unpainted furniture or
something that already has a paint on it you want to just make sure that it’s clean
before you start so you’re gonna take a wet cloth with some soap and water and just wipe
it clean and make sure it’s dry before you start the next step. Your second step
is to take the easy-to-use Beeswax Bar bar and rub it on your project exactly
where you would like your base color or natural wood to show through with the
bar you can apply the wax exactly where you’d like it I suggest putting it on
areas where wear and tear naturally occurs After the wax has been applied to the
areas you would like the underlying color to show through you can
immediately apply your top color Paint as you normally would over the entire piece Once the piece is
dry simply take a piece of fine grit sandpaper and run it over your piece I’m
using a 600 grit sandpaper here and what you’ll see is that in the areas where
wax has been applied the second layer of paint will not have adhered very well.
This will allow the second coat to come right off leaving a nicely distressed
effect. So this was just a short demonstration to show you how the Beeswax Bar works. I will finish my chair later You can see that the areas where the
Beeswax Bar was applied like right along this edge and over here for example
that’s where the coat of Bliss is going to show through. After you’re done
distressing you want to follow up with a rag to remove any dust and then you’re
done. If you would like you can apply wax or Tough Coat to finish it but with our
All-in-One paint a wax or other top coat is not required, it is optional. So I hope
you’ve learned today that distressing is really easy with the resist method and
by using the Beeswax Distressing Bar I hope that you come and visit our website
countrychicpaint.com to learn more about our products and to see more tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel Thank you so much for watching and happy
painting!

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