GILDING WAX AND A RACE


A few weeks ago, I bought some gilding wax from Stacey at Faux Studio Designs here in Birmingham. I wanted to try some metallic without the cost of gold or silver leaf.  Can I just tell you……I am in LOVE.
 
 

The first time that I used this wax, I was painting a frame for a client. We were trying to match a frame I had previously painted for her. This particular frame had some of the original gold peeping through.

 


 
The second frame that she bought for me to use was gold, but it was painted  poorly, unlike the original, and when I went to sand the frame to distress it, the gold came off with it. So, I was stuck. I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do.

 

 

 

 
I brought home the gold from Stacey’s and rubbed it on over the raised edges and VOILA. The gold looked better than the one before! It was a life saver for me.

My first piece of furniture was a little bachelors chest. I wanted to start small because I wasn’t really sure how to use the wax or what it would look like.

 
 

 
I rubbed it on with my finger around the edges of the drawers and the top of the chest.

 

 

 
After some distressing and a little dark wax, I was really happy with the results.

 

 
You can apply the wax with your finger like I did, or you can use a brush. A tip from Virginia is to mix a little bit of the Renaissance Wax with the King Gold and you will get the exact look of gold leaf. How great is that?  A little bit goes a long way and this jar will last your forever.

 
If you want to try this for yourself you can order online or call either Stacey at Faux Studio Designs here in Birmingham, or Virginia at Southern Institute of Faux Finishing in Brandon, MS.

I have not been compensated for this review. It is just my own opinion on a product that I use myself.


On another note……I had a GREAT time running this morning in the Race for the Cure. I couldn’t believe the amount of people that were there and the emotions were flying high. I teared up watching the survivor lap as well as watching my friend Cindy pin on Alex Kate’s little bib on her t shirt that said, In Honor of My mommy.  Our T shirts said it all. We were CINDY’S C.O.M.B.A.T. CREW. Combat standing for Christ on my battlefield against triple-negative.  Praise be to God our Jehovah Rapha for her healing. I was honored to run for you sweet Cindy!

Comments

  1. Wow that's a pretty cool product… I wonder if anyone sells it up here in Michigan??? Hum… I already have an idea of something I might like to try it on.

    Thanks for running the Race for the Cure run! My husbands mom died of a really aggressive form of breast cancer about 3.5 years ago :(

  2. Wow that's a pretty cool product… I wonder if anyone sells it up here in Michigan??? Hum… I already have an idea of something I might like to try it on.

    Thanks for running the Race for the Cure run! My husbands mom died of a really aggressive form of breast cancer about 3.5 years ago :(

  3. SueAnn says:

    Using the gilding wax is something I have not done…must try it out!
    Good on you for the race!!'
    Hugs and Praise
    SueAnn

  4. SueAnn says:

    Using the gilding wax is something I have not done…must try it out!
    Good on you for the race!!'
    Hugs and Praise
    SueAnn

  5. Erin says:

    OOOOOHHHH- I need gilding wax, that's amazing. I can't even imagine how beautiful it would be in firelight or at Christmas time near the tree. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea!

  6. Erin says:

    OOOOOHHHH- I need gilding wax, that's amazing. I can't even imagine how beautiful it would be in firelight or at Christmas time near the tree. Thanks for sharing this amazing idea!

  7. louisa says:

    Do you use the Gilding wax the same way you use a dark wax from your, “wax on wax off” blog post?