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Two questions we get asked frequently....
Do I need to wax? What wax do I use?
If the project is going to be in high use like a table top, we suggest waxing. This will protect the chalk paint and also provide a lovely depth and subtle sheen to the chalk paint. However if it is the side of, say a book case or dresser and you wish to keep the unique chalk finish look, it is fine to leave it unsealed.
What wax should I use?
We will list all our lovely waxes and give you a brief rundown on their features
These are our lovely Traditional and Premium NZ MADE, all natural & eco friendly waxes.They both dry clear, are easy to apply and give a lovely slight depth of colour to the chalk paint. As a bonus they can also be used for conditioning wood and leather, sealing terracotta, chopping boards, sand bowls etc.
Our lavender scented Beeswax polish is exclusively made for us and imported from Canada. The difference is to our NZ waxes. are it is emulsified with carnauba wax and a little mineral spirit. This makes it really work well. It dries with a lovely light clear sheen that can be built up and adds to the patina of your finish over time.
Our liquid Carnauba wax, brushes on and dries very quickly with a shiny "Golden Glow" finish, so in effect it gives the chalk paint a vintage aged look. With its hard finish it seals the chalk paint and gives great protection. The golden look is particularly noticeable on our light colours and therefore yellows the colour up.
Our awesome coloured Antiquing waxes add amazing effects to the chalk paint finish. This is where you can really get creative and make your piece look authentic. We suggest you use our clear beeswax prior to applying these waxes for your effects. This is because otherwise they will absorb in to the chalk paint finish and stain your colour and this may not be the effect you are wanting. Experimentation on a piece of chalk painted wood is good idea to ensure you are going to get the effect you are happy with.
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We are now supplying this versatile new wax as an alternative finishing wax to our popular Newton's Liquid Carnauba Wax.
This is 100% natural, NZ made, manuka/clover based beeswax blended with jojoba and vegetable oils.
It can be used to protect and seal chalk paint finishes which will also highlight and give depth to the finish. To use, rub the wax on sparingly with the sponge provided, let dry and buff off with a soft rag or sponge. For extra protection you can reapply.
Here is an example that demonstrates the finish and beautiful depth this wax give to the colour. The colour is Rich Duck Egg, the middle section is the unwaxed section.
Newton's beeswax also breathes new life into leather, vinyl and timber products by replacing the natural oils which are lost through wear and tear, ageing and environmental factors.
Some other uses :
Garden: Sealing and waterproofing terracotta pots and tiles, timber or rubber tool handles, timber outdoor settings, trellis, barbecues timber trims, metal blades prior to storage to prevent rusting.
Vehicles: Leather and vinyl dashboards, leather or vinyl seating, moulded rubber or plastic trims such as bumpers, door handles and the backs of wing mirrors, mudflaps, rubber window and door seals, tyres and tyre covers
Saddlery: Saddles, bridles, reins, breast plates, stirrup leathers, yolks and collars and may be used as hoof oil.
There are many more uses for this fabulous wax which makes it a very handy all round product to have on hand! Perhaps the greatest features of all to us is, that it is eco friendly, all natural and proudly made in our beautiful country of New Zealand.