How To Wax Using Chalk Paint®

July 12, 2015 § 1 Comment

This weekend at the shop I got several queries about how to properly wax using Annie Sloan’s soft wax. I thought it might be a good idea to repost this tutorial from my old blog.

Brush & Pail

One thing I’ve learned is that waxing, while relatively simple, creates the most problems for Chalk Paint® noobs.

There’s nothing to it, really, but I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t get the most questions about this crucial step.

First off–YOU ARE USING TOO MUCH WAX!

This is all you need at a time:

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Unlike waxing a car, where the layer of wax will sit on top of your surface, this wax is meant to penetrate the paint. You should actually be pushing the wax into the paint.

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My favorite analogy comes from Annie herself. Treat the wax like moisturizer. Just as when using a hand cream, you wouldn’t use so much that your skin would be all greasy and wet, but just enough to do the job. A little bit goes a long way. I tend to work in 16-24 inch sections and continue on until I’m…

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§ One Response to How To Wax Using Chalk Paint®

  • Fauna says:

    I sent a detailed mess I made and understand now, I think, that I over waxed but now what do I do? The waxing took at least half the paint (I am the one that took on a 12×12 bedroom on thin plank style walls). I am praying that I don’t have a nightmare ahead to fix it. Thanks.

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