The Wax Puck is perfect when you want some differentiation between two different colors, but you don’t want it to be chippy. The wax simply makes it easier to remove the paint when you get to the distressing stage.
So, I rub the Wax Puck along the edges and lightly over the flat surfaces, so it can catch any “high points”.
Since it’s easier to show you than to tell you, here is a video showing the Wax Puck in action, applying the coat of Layla’s Mint over it, and then distressing…
(Just a safety note, it’s a good idea to wear a dust mask or respirator any time you’re sanding.)
Here is a close-up of the two-toned look. As I said in the video, the look is subtle because I used two colors that were similar. If you want a more dramatic two-toned look, use colors that are higher contrast.
I love how this look gives the illusion of the paint being worn away and it lends lots of visual depth to the finish.
The final step is the finish. I’ll share that along with some finishing tips and the reveal in the final post of this dresser makeover series…
PS – I shared a clip on Instagram of me singing while painting this piece. (That’s why my mouth is moving so much!) I always sing when I work and it’s fun to share a little bit of that passion with you since I don’t sing publicly very often these days. I included a snippet of another song at the end of the video in this post if you’re curious to hear what I sing when I work.