Annie Sloan Soft Wax is the perfect complement for Chalk Paint®. In fact, we’d say it’s an essential partner! It adds durability, deepens the colors and gives a very slight sheen. It’s really easy to get sensational results – just use your Annie Sloan Wax Brush, to get it into corners and crevices and a buffing cloth…both of these you can find at our shop in Kensington or in our online shop.
As a very rough guide, you will need one 500ml tin of wax for every 3-4 litres of paint – of course, this will vary depending on how many coats of paint or wax you use to cover a piece. And it’s always best to have a little wax left over for touching up. With the lid tightly on, it will last indefinitely.
● When you apply the wax, ‘push’ it into your Chalk Paint® for the best results. You will do this with clean straight strokes. It does not have to go with the grain..since the grain will be covered with paint…lol. Once you have applied wax with a brush, wipe off with your blue shop cloth…lint free and is an excellent partner to have in the waxing process.
● Less is more, so there’s no need to apply wax too thickly. The wax will feel touch-dry immediately after you’ve applied it. You can always go back and add more…its hell to take off if you add too much..so remember less is more…:)
● Work small areas at a time, so the wax doesn’t dry before you get to work it in.
For an aged effect, push Dark Soft Wax into crevices, and wipe it back with the Clear Soft Wax to achieve your perfect result.
The Wax will be dry to the touch very quickly but take longer to harden or ‘cure’. The ‘curing’ process can take 5 – 21 days depending on ambient temperature.
If you want to achieve a really good shine, allow around 24 hours before buffing.
Annie Sloan Soft Wax is food-safe when completely cured.
Like Video’s? Click here to see Bahia talk and demonstrate Clear Wax
If more questions? Stop by the shop and work with Bahia and her staff at On the Purple Couch. We can demonstrate proper waxing techniques for you…thanks for reading.