Some waxes to apply to furniture after painting include options from the Annie Sloan line and the American Paint Company line. Both of these brands feature soft waxes and shaded ones to apply to different types of furniture.
Wax is often applied after painting to create the desired finish on the surface and to protect the paint from potential chipping, discolorations and other types of damage. Many waxes are clear, designed to keep the paint's color crisp and untouched. Other waxes may be darker or lighter, depending on what type of shading effect the painter wants to have on his furniture.