Stationery - Chiswick

POP Painted and tinted wax – a quick trick.

Posted on 29 May 2017

Today on the blog I am sharing a quick trick with you using my POP Paint and wax to up cycle an old wooden box.
step 1 – This is what the box looked like before I painted it. Pretty in its raw state but lately I have a thing for
white so everything in my house is turning into white.

step 2 – Naturally I would gravitate towards my Polar Pop Paint to get the job done. I also picked a pretty handle to add.

step 3 – I started off by painting my box in 2 layers of Polar Pop Paint.
Normally one layer would be sufficient, but the box had some stubborn oil marks that kept on showing though the paint.
2 Coats of paint did the trick.

step 4 – To get my waxing done quickly and efficiently I cheated a bit with my next step.
This step is also great to use on its own for painting wooden furniture.
I tinted my wax by mixing 2 parts Clear Wax with 1 part Polar paint. This coloured my wax and turned it onto a white glaze like wax.

Mix the paint and wax together in a plastic container.

step 5 – Then paint over your box using the tinted wax mixture. You could use the tinted wax alone without painting
a base colour. I painted a base colour first because of the stubborn marks and stains on my box.
The tinted wax offers a 1 step solution – getting a nice smooth finish and sealing the paint in to prevent it getting dirty and grimy.

TIP: The tinted wax also takes away the need to sand the box before waxing which saves loads of time when painting larger items.

I simply love how this box turned out. Looking so much nicer in its new shiny coat – ready to be used.

Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Polar pp0512
POP Wax 500ml- Clear pp0601
Other: wooden box, paint brush, decorative handle.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.