How do you use Annie Sloan soft wax?

Using a brush or lint-free cloth, you want to sweep Chalk Paint® Wax over your paintwork. Smoothing it over almost like applying hand cream and wiping off excess as you go. The Wax will be touch dry within a few hours and slowly harden over time, becoming stronger as it cures.

How do you buff Annie Sloan soft wax?

Use a clean, lint-free cloth to take off any excess while the wax is still wet. You don’t want to press too hard, just rub very lightly with the cloth, working in one direction to minimise any marks. *Optional: leave your piece overnight and use a lint-free cloth the next day to buff your finish to a high shine.

How do you apply soft wax over chalk paint?

This will retain the color of your painted piece while providing protection from the elements.

  1. Dip your wax brush lightly into the clear wax.
  2. Use brush strokes to rub the wax into the furniture.
  3. Wipe your lint-free cloth over the wax to smooth out any buildup.
  4. Allow time to dry.
  5. Apply a second coat of clear wax.

How many coats of Annie Sloan wax should you use?

Annie Sloan Soft Wax, once cured, provides a durable finish that is easy to maintain. After painting, apply two or three coats of wax, allowing each coat to dry completely before applying the next, to get the extra durability you need.

Why is my Annie Sloan wax streaky?

Why is the Wax on my Chalk Paint streaky? There’re two possible reasons: you applied too much wax, or you waited too long to wipe off excess wax, or both. What is this? To fix this streaky wax appearance on chalk paint, apply thin coats of wax over it and spread it evenly using a lint-free cloth or a wax brush.

Do you buff between coats of wax on chalk paint?

Once you apply the wax with the round brush, then go back and rub it in and off the surface of the paint with a soft t-shirt rag. The wax needs to be wiped into the paint and then you let it dry. Then you go back and buff with a soft t-shirt fabric.

How long do you leave Annie Sloan wax on before buffing?

Leave your furniture overnight to allow the Wax to dry fully, and don’t attempt to buff until the following day. If you don’t wait 24 hours you’ll find you’re simply removing the wax or wiping it around.

How long do I wait between wax coats Annie Sloan?

Wait until it is no longer tacky (usually a couple of hours or less) and buff to desired sheen. Wait 24 hours in between adding more layers of clear wax if you are building up a for a stronger finish.

Can you paint over Annie Sloan wax?

– you can use apply Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan over Annie’s wax. Yes- you can paint over wax the same day you applied the wax… BUT – the wax must feel dry to the touch and NOT tacky. Annie also recommends doing only three applications of anything in one day.

Do you buff between coats of wax?

Even if you are only using clear wax, it is a good idea to apply a second coat to ensure 100% coverage. You can apply your second layer right away as the wax does not need to “dry” between coats.

How long should Annie Sloan wax dry before buffing?

After applying your last coat of wax, let it dry for at least 24 hours before buffing or using your furniture. This will give the wax time to adhere to the furniture and last longer. Use a lint-free cloth to buff the furniture.

Do you buff after waxing?

A floor’s wax layer needs to be buffed the same as your vehicle’s finish needs to be buffed after being waxed. A buffed floor is enlivened with its depth of patina and rich gloss. The wax is a sacrificial layer that is eventually stripped, reapplied and polished again; in so doing, wax prolongs the life of your floors.