I paint my second coat nicely and smooth out all the roughness and make it look pretty. The reason for a textured first coat is so that it helps you while you are distressing and waxing later. The high points in the paint will sand easier since that is what your sandpaper will hit first. Also, creating low and high points in your paint helps the wax – especially dark wax – to not go on evenly which helps give your piece a more authentic look. Here is the chair after two coats of paint.
|Mixing wax with paint to make a colored wax (I used clear wax and Duck Egg Blue here).|