When we originally released Vintage Storehouse Antiquing Powder last year, I did a tutorial on how to apply Antiquing Powder with wax and mineral spirits. Since then, I’ve gotten much better at videography, so I decided it was time to re-do a few of my older videos, including this one.
For those of you who are not yet familiar with Antiquing Powder (sometimes also called Aging Dust), its a pure pigmented powder that can be used to add an aged/antique or glazed effect to your projects. Vintage Storehouse Antiquing Powder comes in 9 colors, but in this example we used Roasted Chestnut, which is the closest color to Dark Wax that we offer.
You can apply Antiquing Powder in a variety of ways, but the most common way is with wax. The biggest advantage Antiquing Powder has over dark wax is that it’s very easy to control, especially when you combine mineral spirits with wax as we do in the video tutorial be. You can also use additional wax to remove the excess wax instead of mineral spirits to get a darker effect.
HOW TO APPLY ANTIQUING POWDER WITH WAX AND MINERAL SPIRITS
- Vintage Storehouse Chalk Based Paint in the color “Cotton” (Coming June 2015)
- Vintage Storehouse Antiquing Powder in the color “Roasted Chestnut”
- Dusting Brush
- Disposable Microfiber Cloths
- Mineral Spirits