|Hi, I just painted my first piece with ASCP, a small end table. It came out sort of nice, but I'm going to keep working on it until I get what I'm looking for.
When I got it, it had at least two coats of paint on it, and the top coat was a semi-gloss white. I did not sand it first. I undercoated it with Coco and let it dry. Then I applied Versailles and let that dry.
When I tried to reveal the Coco in some grooved parts by sanding, I went right through to the white paint: both chalk paints came off.
SECOND ISSUE - WAX
Thank you!! I know these are a lot of questions, and I'm sure I'll have more down the road. There are no retailers close to me, and they usually take a day or two to get back to me when I call.
|I'm putting the link for Annie Sloan below. |
You should use very fine sand paper or even wipe some of the top coat of paint off before dry. For the wax, use the round waxing brush (sounds like you did) and PUSH the wax into the piece. That's the best way I can describe it. I'm sure her tutorial is better! Then wipe off wax with a cloth, let dry and buff. I usually let dry 24 hours before buffing. I have not used the dark wax to darken a color but to highlight areas. ALWAYS use the clear wax before using the dark wax.
Hope this helps!!
Here is a link that might be useful: how to use AS chalk paint
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