So you want a new build to look a bit old, do ya? While it’s tricky to give new wood that perfect chippy paint look, there are some fun techniques you can do to give it some old age appeal.
With a candle stick, rub the wax over the black paint where you just painted. You won’t need a ton of force or pressure, just ensure that wax is being left behind on the black paint.
Roll it, brush it, gloss, matte, milk, mud . . . whatever method or paint you desire will work here. I’ve successfully done this finish with high gloss latex paints, and done it with milk paints.
Here I mixed about 50% white paint to 50% water and stirred. When you are ready, simply brush or wipe the watered down white paint onto the painted surface.
With sandpaper or a sanding block, lightly go over the places where you believe the black paint and wax to be. It should peel away fairly easy and leave nice aging and depth to the wood.