Are you thinking of using a different color of chalk paint. Mix one cup of white vinegar with one tablespoon of cream of tartar to create a natural cleaning solution.
Until recently Ive always used wax to finish off my paint projects.
What color wax for chalk paint. Mini jars of Annie Sloan Country Grey and French Linen Chalk Paint Dark Soft Wax and wax brush I applied two coats of the custom color I created with an inexpensive disposable sponge brush. Cream of tartar is one component of baking powder. However it may be a challenge to work with and tends to develop a yellow stain as it.
Traditionally polyurethane is often used as a topcoat. Work in large areas sweeping the wax over the paint. Do you need to use the dark wax or the white wax or the black wax.
A furniture paste wax is popular among by DIY users like us. But a new product for me is the Rustoleum Protective Coat that you paint over your chalk paint. A vintage mantel gets a total makeover using Annie Sloan chalk paint and Dixie Belle wax for a truly amazing transformation.
Step by step guide to using Chalk Paint Wax. I chose this wax because its not white white like a lot of the paste waxes or soft waxes. The type of wax I used on the table is FolkArt Barnwood Wax.
Using a Chalk Paint Wax Brush or a lint-free cloth apply Chalk Paint Wax. I can not afford to use the brand name paints and waxes. Dip a cloth in the solution and continue to wipe away the wax.
I also add stain to give an antique look to pieces. What youre aiming for is even coverage. Annie Sloan makes a traditional oil-based wax.
Since chalk paint provides a flat-finish it usually requires a top coat to seal it in. They have a mild odor but not overwhelming. I didnt really need a second coat to achieve adequate coverage but I felt the color after the first application was a bit too light and decided to do a second coat using a bit more of the darker French.
Then a coat of clear wax was applied over the WHOLE board and then dark wax on half or in the second image it shows the white wax and black wax. Allow the paint to dry. I painted the table with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk color Turkish Tile.
Waxing Chalk Finish Paint I use Howards wax for most of my furniture projects. My first time to use this color and it wont be my last. Chalk paint wax Price and other details may vary based on size and color Jolie Finishing Wax – Protective topcoat for Jolie Paint – Use on interior furniture cabinets walls home decor and accessories – Odor-Free Non-Hazardous – Clear – 120 ml 2271.
I applied the wax with a lint free rag. On my very first chalk-painted furniture pieces I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax. For the cedar chest I used the neutral color wax.
These waxes come in colors also including white black and dark. Id say the jury is still out on which one I prefer but I wanted to share my opinion of each product with you today. I am one of those furniture painters that make their own chalk paint I also use Minwax finishing paste wax which seems to cure faster.
The wax is liquid and you brush it on. If so lightly sand and add chalk paint rewax. Wipe the unit down with a damp cloth and dry.
Before you start waxing paint your piece of furniture working your brush every which way. You dont want to apply too much pressure. Dixie Belle makes water-based waxes a line called Best Dang Wax.