French Provincial Paint Recipe
A French Provincial, softly aged and rustic finish.
For this paint recipe, we walk you through how to create a French Provincial look using layers of wax to create age and depth.
This technique works really well with whites like we've used in the example. Or use a pale blue or green to create a similar feel, Aurora or Verdant would work well as base colours, keeping the same coloured waxes on top.
What you will need:
- Champagne Waltz Chalk Paint
- Pearl Chalk Paint
- Clear Wax
- Dark Wax
- Gold Gilding Wax
- Natural Bristle Brush
- Pro-Hybrid Synthetic Brush
1 - Paint in Champagne Waltz using a pro-hybrid round synthetic brush. Paint in large crosses to create subtle texture.
2 - Paint a second coat for full coverage, adding 5% water.
3 - Using a natural bristle brush, apply dark wax, wiping off excess with a lint-free rag.
4 - Create a coloured wax using Pearl chalk paint and Clear wax. Combine paint and wax in a 1:1 ratio. Brush on with a natural bristle brush and wipe off excess with a rag. Think about areas that you want to highlight and others that you want to stay darker.
5 - Optional: use gold gilding wax to highlight edges and details.
- Click here for a printable PDF with the instructions on the back.