Annie Sloan Waxing Problem!

Ginger_NomadApril 2, 2014

Hi there, I have a little problem. I have painted a chair in Annie Sloan chalk paint and then put some dark wax to distress and then put 3 coats of clear wax on top.

The problem is, even after 3 coats of the clear wax, when I'm rubbing the wax into the chair there is still traces of paint appearing on my rag? Surely after 3 coats this shouldnt be happening? Am I pressing too hard when I'm rubbing the wax in? I dont think so because all of the tutorials I've seen suggest to really rub the wax into the furniture?

Please help!

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AngelCowgirl

I've never done chalk paint, but as far as I understand it, you have to wait until your wax is no longer tacky before you buff it or the paint will âÂÂrollâ off. There are some good video tutorials and tips here: http://www.perfectlyimperfectblog.com/2011/06/chalk-paint-faqs.html

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 1:46PM
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CEFreeman

Angelcowgirl is correct.

Also, you might consider putting a clear wax coat on before you dark wax. It prevents the paint from "grabbing" the wax so much.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 2:21PM
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