Do you ever find yourself getting confused about the difference between patinas? If so, you’re not alone! These Posh Chalk products can be tricky to navigate, but don’t worry – we’re here to help. Today, we’ll break down the key differences between Posh Chalk patinas, so you can make informed decisions about which products to use for your next project. By the end of this blog, you’ll have a better understanding of how each product works and which one is right for your needs. So, let’s dive in!
Posh Chalk Patinas…
Let’s start by exploring what exactly patina is. Similar to gilding wax, patina is a product designed to add a touch of elegance and visual interest to your furniture, DIY projects, and other creative endeavors.
Posh Chalk offers two types of patinas – oil-based and water-based – each with its own unique benefits. The oil-based patinas, available in the colors, Black, Byzantine Gold, Copper, Dark Brown, Pale Gold, and Silver. These colors are more traditional and are typically used to shade and enhance your projects. It’s important to use these products last as they can mix poorly with water-based products. If you plan on using a water-based product after applying an oil-based patina, it’s recommended to wait until it’s completely dry – usually around three days. Overall, Posh Chalk’s patinas are a fantastic way to add depth and character to your projects.
You can see in the photo below the dark shading around the corners and edges of the chair, giving it a worn, aged look.
Now let’s look at the Posh Chalk Aqua Patinas
Wow! Look at the color of the Aqua Patinas. These are water-based patinas, thus the word aqua in the name. These are brilliant products because you can mix them with any water-based products. They are highly pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way.
In the photo below, you can see the beautiful green color, which has made this lantern look vintage and old. Spectacular!
Below, Eclat Designs by Crystin uses the Aqua Patinas to create a beautiful mix of colors, creating a pale violet color.
Watch below to see her amazing creation of this Bohemian Design using the Aqua Patinas to embellish the WoodUbend appliques.
A Little Tip for your Aqua Patina
Between use, we like to put a little piece of plastic between the lid and the jar. This helps keep it nice and creamy and the lid doesn’t stick.