Our Antiquing Powder adds a layer of believable age to any painted piece.
It has an easy to use sprinkle cap.
After waxing your painted piece, while the wax is still tacky, sprinkle the Antiquing Powder over top. Pay special attention to the nooks and crannies of the piece. Feel free to take a brush and dab it into the crevices. Let the powder sit for 30 minutes and then brush or wipe off excess powder.
The result is a natural looking patina.
I feel that Antiquing Powder is a fun way to give some character and age to your painted pieces. I like to describe this- as though it adds the soft patina that silver coins get over years of handling and use. (see the "grey aging in the crevices in the frame painted with Duck Egg Blue)
Antiquing Powder works best with pieces that have interesting architecture or when you thicken your Chalk Paint® and create extra texture to your painted piece. The Antiquing Powder will show those details.
Sprinkle it over the wax while it is still slightly moist, wait 30 minutes and then brush of the excess. (HINT- brush off excess over an old Tupperware container and save it for another project)
If you waxed your piece a moth ago or even a year ago- and like this look. Just apply a fresh coat of wax and then use the Antiquing Powder. It is never too late.
You can also mix Antiquing Powder with wax and mineral spirits to create a paste that can be applied with a brush onto specific areas.