How to Use Jolie Gilding Wax

Jolie Gilding Wax is an easy way to give metallic highlights to carvings, appliqués, or hardware. Consider using it to add some reflection to your matte, painted finish, especially on surfaces that were originally metal.

"Gilding Wax is the last layer in your finish – the final touch. Simply add a dab to your fingertip and gently rub the surface you wish to highlight. It’s that easy!" - Lisa Rickert, CEO

Read on for step-by-step instructions or check out our instructional video below.


Tools & Materials


Step 1

After painting your piece with Jolie Paint, use your Jolie Wax Brush to apply a coat of Jolie Finishing Wax in Clear in manageable sections of 2-3 square feet at a time. You will see the Jolie Paint color become slightly darker after the wax is applied. Proceed to step two before beginning to wax the next section.

Step 2

Wipe away excess wax using a lint-free cloth and medium pressure. As the cloth becomes saturated with wax, you will need to replace or move to a clean area of your cloth so that it will continue to absorb wax. Repeat steps one and two until you have covered the entire surface with Clear Finishing Wax. This will protect your piece and allow you to have more control when using Gilding Wax.

Step 3

FOR SMALLER AREAS: Dip your fingertip into a jar of Jolie Gilding Wax and blot off the excess. Apply the Gilding Wax directly to your surface in the desired areas.

FOR LARGER AREAS: Dip a Jolie Artist Brush into a jar of Jolie Gilding Wax and blot of the excess Gently brush the Gilding Wax along the desired areas of your piece.

Step 4

Remove any excess Gilding Wax with a soft, dry cloth. If any has spread to areas where it’s not wanted, remove it by gently wiping over the area with Clear Finishing Wax on a clean, lint-free cloth.

Step 5

Let the Gilding Wax dry overnight before adding additional coats or buffing. Be gentle with your piece for the first two weeks until the wax has fully cured and hardened.


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