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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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