“I Applied The Wax Days Ago And It Is Still Tacky” “I applied the wax days ago and it is still tacky” Does this sound like you?
If it does, guess what? Unless you live in a rain forest where the humidity is 100%, I would bet you dollars to donuts- that you applied too much wax! Now what? Well, most of what I am going to share applies to if you only used Annie’s Clear Wax. First- I would like to direct you to watch my video on how I apply Clear Wax. So, if you have too much wax on your piece, first take a clean rag that has no residual wax on it from previous applications. If however, the tackiness is still there…you most likely applied too much wax. OPTION 1. NOTE- apply wax over the whole side or top…not just spot treat. So, the next step is to try a rag with a little mineral spirits on it and wipe off some of that wax build up. Your rag should be damp only, not dripping! After using Mineral Spirits- give your piece time to “air dry”…meaning allow the residual mineral spirits that may still be slightly on the piece to evaporate. 9. Questions related to Annie Sloan Products. Chalk Paint® Questions and hopefully……Answers What is Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan?
Chalk Paint® is an incredible product specifically designed for furniture, and it can be used on walls and in painting leather couches, vinyl chairs, outside of tubs, refrigerators, and exterior surfaces such as doors and shudders (like on The Purple Painted Lady’s Palmyra store.). Savvy Southern Style: Kitchen Cabinets Tutorial. Many of you have asked about the color and products used for my kitchen cabinets that I just revealed last week.
Thank you so much for the sweet comments about this project. I am so glad of the outcome. These are the products I used. Chateau Grey Annie Sloan chalk paint, Annie Sloan Lacquer, and Valspar Translucent Color Glaze in Mocha. Here is how the island looked before. I found this old photo that shows how the top of the cabinet door above the handle was showing white.
Lilyfield Life: Solving Paint Problems. I get asked a lot of questions about painting furniture and how to solve particular problems that you are having with your projects.
I thought I'd share some of my solutions. This is not about being a perfectionist and having to do a perfect job or judging your work harshly. I am all for DIY and giving everything a go and seeing if you can do it yourself; saying that I also believe that if you are going to put money, time and effort into transforming a piece of furniture for your home or someone else's, you may as well do as good a job as possible. painting when it's extremely hot or humid can be difficult Hot weather and gluggy paint: when you are painting in hot weather or even very humid conditions, your paint can sometimes dry too fast and go all gluggy. Paint Drips: I have had several readers ask me how to avoid the dreaded paint drip. Brush Hairs in your Paint work. This teak Balinese bench nearly killed me, taking 7 coats of Zinsser Bin to stop the bleeding. How To Get A Super Smooth Finish with Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.
Now before you whip out your sandpaper and take it to your new furniture, read this post in its entirety.
For those of you out there who like to paint furniture, this post is for you! Do you use Chalk Paint™ Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan? (or any other porous paint?) Want to get the most luxurious furniture finish that feels as smooth as glass? Well then, you need to visit a an auto parts supply store like AutoZone or Advanced Auto Parts and pick up some 400 and up grit auto body sandpaper (I love the 800 for a final polish.) Brushes. Simply Reinvented: Tutorials. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - My Tips - Finding Silver Pennies.
Waxes, Varnishes and all the Other Stuff You Might Need. The Best Paint Brush for Chalk Paint. When I first starting using chalk paint, all I heard about it was “Yah, it’s expensive, but it lasts FOREVER, so it’s worth it!”
Ok – obviously that’s not all I heard about it, but you catch my drift here. Anyways, it wasn’t lasting forever for me. I’d paint 2 pieces and use up near 10 sample jars. I had a decent brush, I followed the directions, I didn’t understand what the problem was. I do remember when I took a class on chalk paint, the instructor who also sells the paint mentioned how she uses these really cheap brushes. Well work it did, because that was one of the most even coats of paint I’d ever applied with chalk paint before.
I don’t know the exact reason why these cheap chip brushes work better for me. To be fair, you might/probably will end up with a few bristles that fall out while painting. What is the best paint brush for chalk paint? The best part is, they’re less than a dollar at Home Depot and Lowes. Related posts: How to Get a Modern Finish with Chalk Paint.