Apply Annie Sloan Soft Wax after painting to achieve a subtle sheen as well as protection and durability. Made with a combination of natural carnauba and beeswax, the wax is the consistency of soft margarine so it is easy to apply, is completely colourless and has very little odour. It is water-repellent too, so can be used on dining room tables and kitchens cupboards.
How to use Annie Sloan Soft Wax
When the paint is dry, brush on a thin coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax, gently spreading the wax so it absorbs into the paint.
Work in manageable sections and remove the excess wax with a clean absorbent cloth as you go. Change to a clean cloth frequently as an old one can become clogged with wax and become ineffective.
Let the remaining thin layer of wax dry before buffing. This process can take as little as 10 – 20 minutes, but 2 hours or even overnight can sometimes be best. You will know when the wax is dry when the surface no longer feels cool or damp to the touch.
Buff with soft cotton cloths. Buffing lightly will produce a satin sheen, while more vigorous buffing can produce a higher sheen.
How much wax do I need?
As a rough guide, you will need one 500ml tin of wax for every 3 – 4 quarts of paint – of course, this will vary depending on how many coats of wax you use to cover a piece. And it’s always best to have a little wax left over for touching up. With the lid tightly on, it will last indefinitely.
Painting outdoor items
If your piece will be placed outdoors wax is not recommended. For more information about painting outdoor items please feel free to contact us.
Can I paint over Annie Sloan Soft Wax?
Yes! With Annie Sloan Soft Wax it’s easy to change your mind.
Leave the wax to cure thoroughly (this can take 5-21 days depending on temperature) then you can apply another coat or two of Chalk Paint™ over your previous finish, and then seal your new paint layers with additional wax.
Size 500ml or 120ml
MSDS available on request.
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