5 Steps to Distressed Wood Cabinets

Add an easy, distressed finish to a cabinet door with wax and paint.

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Step 4

For large surfaces, apply pine wax with a brush. For smaller areas, use a piece of fine steel wool to apply the wax. The wax will be absorbed by the chalk paint and some of the paint will be removed. The pine wax works as a waterproof protectant.

Step 5

Rub the cabinet surface with coarse steel wool to remove some of the paint and wax treatment. Use a clean cloth to buff the finish and achieve a beautiful sheen.

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