VIDEO: How to Apply Annie Sloan Clear Wax

 

In this video, I’ll show you how I finish a piece of  furniture painted with Chalk Paint. Purchased from Pier One and painted with chalk paint,  this mirror is given a final coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax  to seal and protect the paint.

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Pamela

Would you put about the same amount of wax on your brush for each section of wood that you wanted to cover? It looked about 1 teaspoon or so…..

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Leslie Stocker

Pamela,
I usually just dip the brush and get a little on the side of it. One thing you can do to make your wax go on easier is mix it with a little mineral spirits. Its always easier to put on more wax if you need it, but taking off too much can be really time-consuming and difficult. If I’m not sure I always err on the side of too little rather than too much. Thanks for watching the video, we have more coming out next month so let me know what you think,
Cheers,
Leslie xxoo

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Christina

Hi Leslie, another great tutorial! I commented on YouTube as well. Do you ever use a brush to wipe off the excess wax in the crevices or haven’t you found that to be an issue? Thanks!

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Leslie Stocker

Christina,
Hi. I haven’t found it to be an issue but it seems like you certainly could. I would also use a little mineral spirits on the brush or rag to help remove any extra. I have also used Q-tips on occasion. Glad you like my video, we planning more for next month. Thanks for asking,
Leslie xxoo

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Candace Moore

Leslie, I just found your AS color palettes, videos, etc. and they have been so helpful especially since I recently ran into a bleed through issue for the first time. Another painter, Breida, (who I think uses the MMS paint) helped me and suggested I use the Zinzer Shellac and it worked beautifully. But now I know I can refer to your videos as well. Your layering tutorial was sort of like finding the missing piece for me. It was simple but you explained the process clearly. Thank you for that! As to your general query about whether or not painted furniture has peaked or not all I have to say is I hope not. Starting this weekend my furniture will be in a local shop for the first time. If you’re interested there are some posts at cedarstudio.furniture on Facebook. Almost forgot! Thank you too for the “Paint Eze” decanting tip. That has been a problem for some time. I found a source nearby and intend to patronize her business. We both come from graphic design backgrounds so I appreciate your painterly approach to color and to problem solving. Looking forward to your new videos.

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Drusilla Lenart

i washed out my brush last week with mineral spirits. I then applied some wax on a piece about an hour later and I couldn’t believe how smoothly it went on! That being said, do you mix some mineral spirits in the wax? What ratio? Or do you dip the brush every time or just once in a while? I was wondering if this compromised the curing process in any way. By the way I LOVE your Colorways blog!!

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