Hii I’m Wendi with Nashville Restoration and today we’re going to make some clear wax to use with chalk paint. You need 1/4 of cup of white beeswax pellets and you need a cup of either baby oil or mineral oil. You also need a mason jar with a lid. So just to put your beeswax and baby oil in your mason jar. It’s got to be a mason jar because other jars you cannot put in boiling water so make sure it’s a mason jar. Put it on the stove and fill the water so it’s just a half inch below the level of the wax or else your jar will float up put the top. Put your stove on a medium high heat and stand by.You are going to stir it every couple minutes. Just to get it mixed up and it is done when the wax pellets disappear and it looks like this. It is pretty much clear when it’s done. You can let it cool in the pan but if you want to do it more quickly which I usually do, just carefully remove it from the pan. It is hot oil and it’s very dangerous so do it with a great deal of caution and use some pot holders. Now you are ready to cool it. Put some ice water in a pan and once again add water just below the level of the oil. You’re just going to stir this every few minutes until it starts to turn cloudy like a cloudy white. When it looks like this, after about ten minutes of stirring every couple of minutes, take it out of the ice water and put the lid on and shake it up.You’re gonna come back and shake it up for thirty seconds every five minutes or so until it has reached room temperature. Once it’s room temperature it will stay like this it will look like this and that is your clear wax. This looks pretty much exactly like the clear wax that I have purchased from some name-brand companies and I can’t tell the difference when I use it. It brushes right on just like the other waxes do that are commercially prepared. I came up with this recipe doing some research trying to figure out what was in clear wax and these were the two most common ingredients so I skipped any additives and just went with these two ingredients and the shaking it up is really important.That’s what keeps it blended. If you don’t shake it up it’s gonna you kind of separate. I wanted to show you what it looks like on furniture. So this is just a basic white table. I’m gonna brush it on just like any other clear wax. I don’t use a wax brush I use this type of brush. It is a $6 brush and I can’t tell the difference in the brushes. I mean after you
brush it on and you’re still going to come back and wipe it down and then if you’re distressing you’re gonna sand so to me if you like the brush you’re using and the wax goes on then that’s the brush you should use. So as you do with any wax, you wipe the wax down after you put it on there.If you’re distressing this is when you would distress when the wax is still fresh on there. It’s a lot easier to distress then waiting for the wax to actually dry and set up. So I did some of this distressing off-camera because I’m going to break out the electric sander because hand sanding the top is pretty intense. So this is what it looks like afterwards. This is my clear wax results. I’m completely happy with it. I’ve been painting for many years both houses and furniture and I think this works great. So thank you for watching. Please check back for more videos don’t forget to subscribe and if you have a video you would like to see, send me a message.I also put up videos all the time so please check back for new stuff. Thank you! .