So, i hope this small post about this cute dresser helps you. Apply wax and top layer of paint (optional) distress the piece with sandpaper and steel wool.
Waxing is an important step.
How to distress furniture with chalk paint and wax. When you distress your furniture after you apply your initial coat of wax… The final result is also alot more subtle. While the wax/glaze is still wet, use a.
For the last touch, apply a coat of clear chalk paint wax to seal and protect your furniture. I love the combination of versailles, antoinette and old white chalk paint® decorative paint by annie sloan. Use clear wax or a color if wanting a more dramatic appearance.
For the cedar chest i used the neutral color wax. If wanting to distress, make sure you do it where usage would naturally show, such as handles and corners. I get asked all the time if you can achieve a smooth look with chalk paint such as annie sloan chalk paint.
The wax is going to resist the second paint layer in those places and the paint will come right off when you distress it. I use howard’s wax for most of my furniture projects. After two coats of milk paint, i sanded the entire desk using 220 grit for distressing and 400 grit for the final finish.
I couldn’t have just wiped the paint off easily. Applying a dark glaze is one method of how to distress furniture with chalk paint. Check if the paint is already dry and start sanding it before it gets hard.
Do you have to use chalk paint to distress. After applying two coats of chalk paint and allowing them to dry, use a rag to apply a dark wax or use a brush to apply a dark glaze. Unlike the vaseline distressing, the wax distressing method does require sanding.
Generally, you’ll want to apply the beeswax distressing bar to areas of your piece that would naturally get more wear and tear such as edges, corners, and any raised detailing. When the wax is applied and then polished off, those distressed edges will have a higher sheen than the rest of the piece. I asked it too, when i first started using annie sloan products.
Don’t need to prep or sand unless surface is uneven. Once dry, add a coat of clear chalk paint® wax. The white streaks on the paint disappear when waxed also.
Sand and clean the piece. You can start with a coarse pad and move down. I applied the wax with a lint free rag.
Apply gilding wax to any detail areas that you want to stand out. You can see in the photo above where i wiped the wax on the chest the distressed wood is darkened. This is called “wet distressing” because you used water to create the distressed look to your painted furniture.
Does chalk paint have to look distressed? A little bit goes a long way. Apply a stain (optional) protect the finished piece with polyurethane.
Any hardware or detail that you would like highlighted simply apply wax the area. Remove the top coat of the paint to reveal the color beneath it. Start by laying down drop cloths and preparing the area.
How to use chalk paint wax + tips on distressing: Work the brush in loose circular motions to distribute a thin layer of wax across the surface of the paint. If you would like a darker tone of wax…
Sand the surface of the piece. This technique works great for chalk based or mineral based paints! How to use chalk paint wax + tips on distressing.
Apply wax and top layer of paint (optional) distress the piece with sandpaper and steel wool. Once the wax is dry to touch, but hasn’t hardened, you can start sanding. Using your dixie belle bronze gilding wax dip your finger into the tin.
Massage the wax into 1 section of the chalk paint. The question to sand and distress chalk paint® before versus after applying clear wax is a very common question. I have found that with latex paints the latex becomes rubbery and really does not wet distress well.
Whereas, if you distress after you wax, the end result will be less varied. Apply a stain (optional) protect the finished piece with polyurethane. Use a chalk wax brush to get into the carvings easily.