Introducing CeCe Caldwell’s Metallic Wax and a Tutorial to Boot

November 27, 2013 3 Comments

I am incredibly excited to announce a much-asked-for new product from CeCe Caldwell!  I won’t hold you in suspense any longer – the product is an all natural Metallic Wax in two colors, Sierra Silver and El Dorado Gold.  I had the pleasure to test these products out and I love, love, love them!

First I’ll answer your burning questions about Metallic Wax and then I’ll show you a step-by-step tutorial of how I used CeCe Caldwell’s Metallic Wax to create this textured, shimmering Emerald Isle Green Morgan House Boutique clipboard stand.  Before I dive into the tutorial, be sure to visit Karen’s blog Redoux and check out her Christmasy project using Sierra Silver. 


What is Metallic Wax?

  • A pre-mixed, building color in wax form.
  • An all natural way to spice up furniture or home decor (or boots, for that matter)!
  • Ingredients: Beeswax, distilled mineral oil, non-toxic mica pigment

How do you use CeCe Caldwell’s Metallic Wax?

The instructions are pretty fun and easy!

  • Apply a very thin coat of wax to dry surface to highlight details or give shine.
  • Additional wax can be applied to deepen the color.
  • Allow wax to fully dry.

Ready to check out this all natural Metallic Wax in action?  I’ll dive right in.

I adore Emerald Isle Green.  I’ve loved it since the day it came out and I still love it.  It’s a bright, bold color that I usually like to break up with some layering and distressing.  The image below shows all of the steps I used to apply Waxing Cream and Aging Dust.

Step 1: Paint

I painted a solid coat of Virginia Chestnut and then let it dry.  I then painted a sparse and quickly painted layer of Emerald Isle Green.  I did not fill in every single knot and cranny of the wood with Emerald Isle because I wanted some Virginia Chestnut to show through.  I also didn’t do a solid coat.  I swept the brush lightly over the brown here and there with a very light hand so that brush strokes, edges and texture from the fir wood remained brown.  After I painted a quick coat of Emerald Isle Green, I liked it and decided I didn’t need or want to distress so I left it.  It’s good to be queen (of this project, at least)!!

Step 2: Waxing Cream

Waxing Cream takes practice and some elbow grease but it’s the most economical finish in my opinion because it lasts forever!  I just grab my EasyWax medium sized brush, pounce it into the waxing cream, then rub the brush on the top of my hand to get any chunks and clumps worked into the brush.  Yes, my hands are almost always covered in paint and wax at almost any point during the day.  Good thing it’s all natural and eco-friendly, especially when I use it around my baby!

Step 3: Ready to Wax

This pic shows the end of my EasyWax brush after I’ve worked the wax into the brush.  It’s ready to be applied to the paint now.

Step 4: Wax

In a circular motion, work the Waxing Cream into the paint until it is smooth.  You barely need any Waxing Cream.  Less is more!  You know you’ve waxed a certain part when it changes back to its original color.  A little goes a very long way.  I only dipped my brush twice in the Waxing Cream while finishing the whole stand and even then, I worked some of it out on my hand!

Step 5: Wax is On

Pretty self-explanatory.

Step 6: Buff It

I found myself without my Wax Drill Brush Attachment, so I buffed her the old fashioned way, with a clean (well, kind of clean) cloth.  Just rub the cloth in circles over the Waxing Cream and you will feel it start to shine up and feel less tacky in consistency.

Step 7:  Aging Dust on Brush

Aging Dust is a great way to add shimmer and an antique feel.  I pounce my brush in Waxing Cream, buff some off in my hand so there are no clumps and it is worked into the brush, then pounce the brush fairly hard into Aging Dust that I’ve shaken out into the upside down lip.

Step 8: Aging Dust on Wax

I then pounce the Aging Dust right on the wax in the corners and around the edges of the piece where it would naturally age.  Be a bit aggressive when you pounce and work the Aging Dust onto the piece.  I will always go back and go over the piece with my Wax Drill Brush attachment in the morning, just to make sure it’s all buffed out.

Step 9: Step Back and Admire

Take a quick break and come back to your piece with fresh eyes.  Apply more Aging Dust in areas you may have neglected.

Now this is where I really paint nerded out and spiced up my clipboard.

Yes, I was showing all of my fellow kiosk owners the beauty that is Metallic Wax.

They were kind enough to humor me.The Metallic Wax tutorial will be short and sweet because the wax is super easy to use.  Just open the container of all natural Metallic Wax and dig some out with your finger. 

Oh, wait, clean your hands first so you don’t embarrass yourself in front of your blog readers with your dirty paint-ridden hands (oops)!  Go crazy and excitedly rub the Metallic Wax on the detailing.  Grab a clean cloth and wipe out any goops of wax (technical term).

Dab and rub on wax in areas that you want to emphasize such as the corners, edges and crevices of the piece.

Take a break, step back and give your piece a once over.

Fall in love.Aren’t you just loving this wax?  Imagine the possibilities!  I may very well be bedazzling the metal display pieces at the kiosk with wax tomorrow!  Metallic Wax comes in two shimmering colors, El Dorado Gold which I used on my stand and Sierra Silver and you barely need any so it lasts a very long way.  Are you excited to try some yet?!

Questions about this tutorial?  Ask away.  I love my blog readers and make every effort to answer promptly.


3 Responses

Mary johnson
Mary johnson

January 07, 2017

I painted my frame. Do I wax first, then wax with metallic wax? Thanks

Sherry Bumgardner
Sherry Bumgardner

October 09, 2014

Oooooooo! I can’t wait to try it!!! This will be on my next order for sure!!!


September 16, 2014

Addicting, isn’t it? I love love love to Paint and waxing dabbing a do :)) Fun and so much enjoyable !!!!

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