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Annie Sloan Waxing Problem!

Posted by Ginger_Nomad (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 2, 14 at 14:53

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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RE: Annie Sloan Waxing Problem!

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 “roll” off. There are some good video tutorials and tips here:

RE: Annie Sloan Waxing Problem!

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.

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