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Using New Black Chalk Paint® Wax

September 18, 2016

Last week I introduced you to Annie Sloan’s new White Chalk Paint® Wax. Today, I’m going to talk a little about her new Black Wax.

I am really loving how the Black Wax looks on Chalk Paint®! It gives a cool, dark finish to your paintwork, bringing out texture in brushwork and moldings, as well as darkening and enriching colors. It gives a totally different look than her Dark Wax. You use it with Clear Chalk Paint® Wax to seal and protect furniture painted with her Chalk Paint®.

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over French Linen

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over French Linen

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Napoleonic Blue

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Napoleonic Blue

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Louis Blue

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Louis Blue

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Antibes Green

Black Chalk Paint® Wax over Antibes Green

Here’s how to apply it: First apply a thin base of Clear Wax, removing any excess with a clean cloth. Next, while the Clear Wax is still moist, apply the Black Wax, pushing it into the paintwork to bring out brush marks and crevices. Wipe back any excess, making sure every part of your piece has been waxed at least once. I have found that you really need to wipe, wipe, wipe when using the Black (and Dark) wax so that it doesn’t look “streaky”. You can also add just a tiny bit of mineral spirits to the wax and that will help it to flow better. Remember, these waxes are meant to add dimension and not to just darken a color – there are better ways to do that!

In the video below, Annie shows you how to apply it over Antionette:

Just a reminder that Chalk Paint® Wax is not suitable for outdoor use. After care: wipe clean with a damp cloth. For tough marks, use a gentle spray cleaner and rewax if necessary.

I also like to use Annie Sloan brushes – I find them perfect for applying her Waxes!

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