I think you definitely want a top coat to protect your painted cabinets. Your page is very helpful! Thanks for adding that, Zovesta! I finished them with light wax. Be careful to apply very thin coats. How to you best recommend sanding off the wax without damaging the color underneath? I have chalk painted with AS graphite and looked greay, now I have BEHRs tried classic noir..looks like a darker grey. Hi! But the difference with this paint and other chalk paints (Annie Sloan, American Paint Co to name a few that I've actually used) is that Farmhouse Paint is NO TOPCOAT REQUIRED. Your post was really helpful but I am stuck in knowing what to do next with a dresser I am redoing. Wax is used as a protective top coat, but depending on the color you use, you can change the look of your painted piece. What would you recommend to get the waxed look but also lasts? That's when you want to use a poly top coat. I'm doing my first chalk paint project and it's turning old cabinets into a vanity for our apartment. Great article! This is part 3 of this french provincial dresser makeover. I saw you reference use poly top coat and then wax. These are great questions Amanda! I don't recommend wax for heavily used surfaces such as tables. I hope this answer your question. General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. Do I need to apply wax after poly. It’s painted with homemade chalk paint mixed with recycled paint (more on recycled paint here) and “aged” with a diy antique wax. If you are going to poly your cabinets, do any antiquing before and apply the poly as a final coat to protect your hard work! (Click here for how to sand furniture in less than 5 minutes). But a gentle, time-honored sheen. See our privacy policy under "About". I'll have to check it out. Does it work as well? Thanks again. If the chalk paint dried rough, use a fine sanding sponge to knock back the rough feeling, doing with a light touch. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge, you’ve been more helpful to many of us than you could know. I was excited that Polycrylic was the best to go for durability but then Angela's post says it will turn yellow. Damp cloth only. I'm planning to use it for coffee mugs and wine glasses. Thanks so much. You might be able to lightly sand the poly off and then either re-apply with a lighter touch or use wax. I would suggest doing a Google search to find out more! Varathane Soft-Touch Poly in Matte is a great top coat for chalky paint. Do you think it will work over the chalk paint? We decided on a two tone theme with white and light grey. I ordered chalk paint and I'm so excited! Hi Cindy, i need some advice please. But it's absolutely not necessary! I don't recommend it. I have a very small kitchen table I'd like to paint white except for the top-I really want it dark and sleek. My husband and I worked hard to sand down a stained and finished coffee table, then we used rustolums white chalked paint, all this went well. Go ahead and PIN THIS IMAGE so that you'll have it for easy reference in the future! Now I have to re-sand it, thankfully its just one leg and the bottom side of the coffee table but still it stinks. 2 or 3 light coats would be perfect! You could apply a glaze (either purchased or mixed yourself by watering down dark brown paint and rubbing on and off with a rag). BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint is an easy way BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint is an easy way to create a unique and trendy look for your next paint project. I understand your frustration, and I really wish I could help you, but I've honestly never used glaze before! Yes, you can absolutely use two different top coat products to seal and protect your piece! After putting the first layer of poly (watet based polyurethane)and lightly sanding it (320 sandpaper) I was so sad! The drawback to using different products is that your finish may look different (sheen). Thank you for sharing and being so helpful!!!! I mixed annie sloan's empire gray and black pepper, turned out so pretty almost bluish looking (I'm obsessed) however then I used general finishes top coat with a foam brush and it left white streaks all over I tried to sand and made it worse I don't know what to do!! Nice post. Hello Cindy I chalk painted my laundry room cabinets and then I applied a clear satin polyurethane top coat but it left the cabinets streaky :( What can I do because I don't like them this way. this paint sprayer (check the current price here), How to Turn Acrylic Paint Into Fabric Paint, The Best Alternative to Wax for Furniture, My Best Spray Painting Tips for a Flawless Finish Every Time, My Best DIY Furniture Flips – No Chalk Paint Required, China Cabinet Makeover (Using White and Blue Latex Paint!). What do you think? You blended everything so lovely, in your home. I am fixing to do my first chalky paint project and this information was really helpful. So I bought Rust-Oleum Universal Black Satin. You'll have to sand down the chips a little first so you have a smooth surface to paint! Recommend professional line of general finishes, and Behrens which also comes in spray can. I'm not sure what the results would be with a painted poly. Thank you! Hi Rhonda, congrats on your new home! However it is getting a lot of wear and tear and water spots are everywhere. I have used a few of these products but I always enjoy learning about more options. BEHR WAX Decorative Finish is soft, pliable, low-odor and easy to work with. Any recommendations for your favorite chalk paint and poly for kitchen cabinets? Often, I would take the lazy way, and not apply a protective coat, just to find I need to repaint. Thank you, I'm so glad this post has been helpful. Maybe it's the brand you're using? I really love the way wax brings out a natural sheen in freshly painted pieces! Design and paint and an authentic Indian tea-tray under online tutelage from our Stockists, using an exclusive stencil with a trio of harmonious Chalk Paint® colours and Wax. I'm having difficulty with the look of clear wax because it is too shiny, but yet it's needed to protect my pieces. My boyfriend and I painted our bare wood kitchen cabinets with magnolia chalk white paint. Not shiny. DIY Beautify is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Sorry! Topcoats are fine to use with chalk paint. I would use a water based polycrylic, that will give you the best protection for daily wear pieces. It is meant to soak into wood. I love chalk paint and usually put a coat of wax on afterwards...Your chalky finish projects are beautiful, I love that wood slice clock especially! Get it as soon as Thu, Dec 24. I wrote a post about finishing my dining table top (plus 3 leaves), and I found a great product that protects my stained top and gives the look of a waxed piece. Here's what they say... "Americana Decor® Satin Enamels™ is a specially designed acrylic that gives a durable, satin finish to home decor projects. I assume that when I apply it that way that I need to apply a few more coats for extra durability like when using true Wipe-On Polyurethanes. Zinnser Bullseye 123 (click here for the current price), 7 Tips For Paint Furniture In Dark Colors, Sherwin Williams ProClassic (Acrylic Alkyd), my post here to see my better alternative process, How to Build a Farmhouse Table / Faux Restoration Hardware Finish with Latex Paint, How To Get A Restoration Hardware Finish on Furniture with Paint, check out these DIY tutorials that have a Renovate Your Faith Devotional. $10.99 $ 10. Thank you so much Mary! I'm going to reapply the chalk paint and finish with a poly. I would just paint over them again with chalk paint. You'd be better off using the Top Coat made by General Finishes. Oh no, so sorry you had that experience! Do you think that would be the best product? Subscribe to my weekly newsletter full of inspiration, DIY tips, & budget design strategies. Hi Cindy! Poly spray? Thank you! Go here to see the super ugly, dark and dated before! By reading this blog and attempting to recreate any content shared on it, you assume all responsibility for any injuries or damages incurred. I couldn't find a true black chalk paint so I made my own. No spam. I am in process of painting my kitchen cabinets in Linen white chalk paint (Rustoleum) and love them so far- but worried about the top coat.. Bought General Finishes Premium water-based top coat (FLAT) and praying it doesn't yellow them or bubble- like in some reviews I've seen. Otherwise, try adding black acrylic paint into the chalk paint pot (start with 1 tablespoon), mix well, and see if that helps! Great information! That, my friend, is something that unfortunately we've all experienced. It brings new life to tired and worn pieces in timeless colors. This post may contain affiliate links. You can brush it on. There may be those who disagree with me, but. Otherwise, please look for my response under the post where you left it! I believe that wax should always be last! HelloI wanted to ask what is the color and brand of paint/ stain on the picture with cherry table top and black legs? Also water based poly is infamous for leaving streaks on a large surface(like a dining table top) and sheen will not be consistent. Kilz Primer (for covering difficult stains or bleed-through) Paint Brushes (a basic inexpensive set) Two in One Chalk Paint and Wax Brush (specifically for chalk painting) Foam Brushes (for smaller projects) Sandpaper Sheets (for distressing) Everywhere else I'm planning to use "only" the wax. What are your recommendations for the top coat? What if I've already finished my dining table top with liquid wax? I like to use straight dark wax on my pieces that I've painted black. should I sand down and repaint then wax or what?? I'm so confused as to what to use different people say different thing. While I love some of the pieces, the dark colors need some happiness and love! I do have two questions though.....1. Please help!! See our Disclosure Policy for more details. Hi Debs, I have never used lacquer before so I'm not sure what advice to give you there! And how long after painting can I apply either? Not highly polished. I want to protect the paint from wear. Thanks for sharing. Snowman in acrylics and door frame with chalk paint. It also depends on where you plan to use it. The Minwax Matte Poly mentioned earlier had too much of a shine for me-it is closer to a semi-satin sheen and it had a tendency to streak the few times I used it. I recommend sanding the wax off OR painting another coat of chalk paint over it. Sounds like it might be the answer. HELP! Your article is excellent Cindy! The good thing about using wax over chalk paint is that there are few rules. Have I permanently messed up? Thank you so much for the information. Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish (not formulated for chalk paint but a durable alternative for sealing. We are also unsure what to use for finishing the cabinets. Artisan By Design sells wax brushes. Hi there, I'm Cindy. Also i painted a bed frame with the same paint but i know i should of sanded it first, if i use lacquer on it will it still scratch? You need to sand the wax off before applying a poly. I have done this to adjust colors and it works! Adrienn, I normally use Minwax Polycrylic but you can also seal your piece with clear wax, then apply dark wax. On the whole, they're a more durable product and able to withstand more wear and daily abuse. Hi Cindy! It’s been several days since we finished which I thought was plenty of the to dry; however, when I applied the clear Miniwax polycrylic I began to notice streaking and yellowing. I refinished a bookshelf/bench with my own diy chalk paint and a dark glaze to give it a grained look. I am also not sure if without a top coat could the paint also do harm to a persons clothing? 1 quart should be enough paint for 2 small desks. Chalk Paint 201, a review of specific chalk paint brands. You should spray these painted surfaces with a top coat whether it be the spray cans or your own hvlp sprayer(please don't use an airless sprayer if your trying to get personal results(these are made for large areas outside such as fences and not for fine woodwork). Hope this helps add to a great article. Normally, a week should be fine for the chalk paint to cure before adding a protective top coat. Chalk Finish Paint - Deluxe Kit - Furniture Paint, Cabinet Paint, Interior Paint, House Paint, Wall Paint - Non Toxic, Eco-Friendly, Superior Coverage - Ivory Tower (DKit) 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,708 $84.99 $ 84 . My Home Depot has the Rust-Oleum Chalked matte top coat only in aerosol spray can, not a brush on quart. I am novice in the chalk paint and i found many answers and help from your article.Thank you very much!Max Papadopoulos, Thanks for your post Cindy. The best solution is to paint over it with a blocking primer like Kilz or Zinsser. Hope that helps! Or that piece you spotted in the thrift store that was a fabulous price but was covered in water rings and spots...not a problem when you cover it up with a couple coats of chalky paint! General Finishes Flat Out Flat (click here for the current price). It’s taken a while, but it seems there is finally some competition in the readily available chalk paint category. This furniture paint is easy to use and the tutorial shows techniques and unlimited color options. Wax gives the piece a softer more traditional finish, but poly is more durable. Hello, Your post was very helpful. This is the first time I've been on your site and I do love everything I have seen. NOTE: When using dark wax, always apply a layer of clear wax first. Just repaint the piece and then finish with a durable top coat like General Finishes Flat Out. No I haven't, but I have tried the Rustoleum Chalked spray paint and really liked it! Once a year or so, clean table and rewax as needed. I painted a table using Rust-oleum chalk finish. I'm a chalk paint beginner but like what I've done so far. ALL OF THEM WILL! Well they look horrible now. With the ease and versatility of all the chalk and refinishing paints on the market, it can be an easy choice for your next project. Pinning and Sharing is always welcome and appreciated. It's so much fun to transform something with paint! Is it okay to use two different materials on different areas of the furniture?Would love to hear your opinion,Thx,Andrea. If you make your own chalk paint, does the finish of the latex paint matter? What I would probably do if it were me... the easiest thing, would be to use dark wax over the paint. (i really dont want to sand it down after taking so long to paint it. Am i able to polyurethane it although I already waxed it? I am hoping to work my way to a dining room table. So sorry for your trouble! However, I bought one from Michaels instead because it was cheaper. Good luck! I love my Purdy 2" angled Cub brush, it can get into tight spaces perfectly! Buffing also removes any excess wax that you may have applied, allowing the product to cure and harden. I am using the rust oleum chalked topcoat over renaissance chalk paint. It's white so I'm terrified to move on to sealing and unsure which ones will not end up yellowing. Good luck! As they will be outside in rain, snow, sun...I want to make sure they stand up well to the elements. If the cabinets get hit with direct sunlight, I might reconsider the top coat because I've found the sun can cause yellowing over time. Finally I go to put on the top coat, Minwax waterbased Polycrylic finish, and it yellowed it almost immediately. No, wax should always be last! Let me know in the comments! Like you, I've wrestled with the 'wax demon' but as for chalk paint...well, you HAVE to try Farmhouse Paint. Hppe this is helpful! Many say use dark wax to achieve the black color that I want; however this is a table. Thanks! Some clear waxes tend to turn your white painted furniture a dingy color...so if you want it to be pure white, I'd use a white wax. However, it's too complicated to share here and requires it's own post. Thanks so much! I won't lie...painting is hard work! Cindy, can the Wipe-on Poly be used as a top coat for chalk paint?Thanks. For instance, dark wax is used when you want to antique and deepen the color, white wax softens the look and tones down the color and clear wax is just for protection...it doesn't alter the color at all. But it's not overly complicated to make your own chalky type paint, and your wallet will definitely thank you! My guess is that the light wax was not enough protection! Does it matter? Also, my cats love to sleep on these chairs and I am a little worried about the wax rubbing off on their fur over time. They get wet, food gets smooshed into the top and it simply needs to hold up to anything your kids can throw at it! make your own DIY chalk paint in store sample paint pots for about $3. I give tips on how to dark wax. Hope that clears it up. Wax is always last, so I'd apply the wax first (you'll probably like dark wax directly on the paint, but test an area first with clear wax and then dark so you can see how you like it). After reading your Wax vs. Poly article made me think: should I use only poly for the inside, shelf area in the hutch? See more ideas about redo furniture, painted furniture, paint furniture. I love some of the colors!!! I'm afraid of this happening again! Well, I just painted my laminate desk with Renaissance black chalk paint and it's more of a charcoal grey:( I just read that adding some Golden heavy body acrylic paint to the chalk paint will make it blacker. This good to do, both inside and/or outside painting. You will really enjoy the GF product! So I lightly sanded, primed, repainted... now what? Once painted, put on a soft, clear wax and buff it. Works especially well in high-use areas such as bathrooms and kitchens. For instance, do you use satin, flat, semi-gloss? What do you think? As an Amazon Associate, this blog earns from qualifying purchases. This would give it a country farmhouse table look. That old wood can be very tricky, a lot of tannins are drawn to the surface when you apply a top coat. Bring to a slight boil. Was the top done with Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze metallic spray paint? It was a great project for the CeCe Caldwell chalk and clay paint: The lovely ladies from Bungalow 47 near Lansing Michigan drove down to central Indiana to show a few of us bloggers how to use the paint. Do you have any suggestions on what’s to use? Feb 21, 2016 - Explore Sherrye Veitch's board "Dark Wax" on Pinterest. This will add depth and richness... maybe even make it slightly darker. A few weeks ago I shared my top 10 chalk painting tips.To follow that up today I am sharing my tips and tricks for using Annie Sloan clear wax. If you had started with dark wax, before applying a coat of clear wax, too much of the dark wax will be absorbed by the paint and your furniture piece wouldn’t look how you had envisioned. The topcoat is very foamy leaving foam on the piece that dries thick. 3) Paint it with chalk paint or milk paint, distress it, then apply a soft dark wax to darken the color and age it a little. The tutorial also shows how to chalk paint with dark wax alternative and how to use Valspar clear mixing glaze. Thanks. The tutorial also shows how to chalk paint with dark wax alternative and how to use Valspar clear mixing glaze. Wow all so good tips, thank you for posting them! Then you can follow up with your paint of choice. I need to finish it with polycrylic yet and am thinking of applying a dark wax after (as per your recommendation above) to darken. I've had great success with wax and tend to rely on that! Hey there,Great info here! Thank you for your sweet words! It sounds like you may have applied it too heavily. Now I do not know what to do as I don’t like the feel of the chalk dresser without a top coat. Primary Sidebar Have fun painting! And do you think it will work over the other pieces without any priming? Regular Paint (Latex). How long do i need to wait for the paint to cure to apply a lacquer or top coat. Michelle, I'm so glad my top coat options post was helpful for you! Give the paint several days to cure before adding a top coat! I would hesitate using spray paint over chalk paint! Cindy, this post was SUPER helpful! Can you also suggest how much paint and top coat I would need? Renaissance Chalk Paint – Best Overall Chalk Paint. Next, open the windows and turn on the overhead exhaust while the wax melts down (this will only take a few minutes). You will also get access to my FREE printables library, including two dozen Scripture Printables & Must-Have Painting Tips! FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Furniture & Craft Paint – Best Sealant Wax for Chalk Paint. I have three more pieces to do after this desk and every piece will be situated close together. I couldn't find heavy body acrylic, and to be honest, all of the bending over to paint this desk took a toll on me. The sanding exposed the original paint and it looks terrible. Since I have 3 more pieces to cover, plus this desk, I realize that spraying is probably my best bet. Grab a glass jar and scoop a spoonful or two of the clear solid paste wax into it. Thanks for the advice! Yes, flat paint will give you the best, chalky-like results! I think a top coat may also make the finish feel not as rough. Use your cloth to wipe away any unwanted wax to achieve the look you want. This is really great information on the differences between all these top coats. It looks awesome, but I am concerned about the chairs. Please do not remove any watermarks, crop or edit any of my images without first obtaining written permission from me. I'm going to buy the General Finishes water-based top coat and I was wondering about the proper brush to use. These pieces will be getting a lot of use so we want to make sure they are protected! Hi Christy,hmm, I find wax to give a very matte finish. Is There Such A Thing As Chalk Paint That Doesn’t Need Wax? (fyi I am going to be painting a dark wood twin bed white)2. I re did my kitchen table and finished it with wax. Patricia says: 29th January 2017 at 3:32 am. I'm also very fond of General Finishes Top Coat in Matte for painted pieces. As far as brushes go, it's a very personal thing. You are welcome to use one or two photos as long as a link back to my original post is included. Haven't used it yet. Featuring a … Chipped out and dull looking. I am interested in painting my bathroom vanity...I think poly is best as a finish coat...what would you suggest as antiquing? Anyways can you please tell me the best top coat to protect the white chalk painted coffee table? These alternatives to wax for chalk paint, are budget-friendly and so easy. I love when you share! Combine Behr’s Chalk Decorative Paint and Decorative Wax to create your own custom look Designed to work with BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint. Filed Under: Blog, Chalk Paint, How To Tips, Painting Furniture Tagged With: annie sloan dark wax alternative, antique wax, antiquing furniture, dark wax, diy dark wax, make your own dark wax, Tinting Furniture Wax With Paint, tinting wax, waxing furniture. My full disclosure policy can be found here. Thank you so much Cindy. Cindy, your recommendation for a brush to use for wax or top coat, please. All free printables on my site are for personal use only, and not to be used to make money. Need your help! The wax isn't as soft as annies but I have noticed if I let it sit in the sun for a mintute to warm it softens up nicely and I can mix it with dark wax or paint easily. Any advice? Chalk painted ceiling tile before the application of the dark wax. After painting, you might be wondering how to seal and protect your gorgeous project. You can read that post here http://www.diybeautify.com/2014/07/refinishing-dining-table.html. Any advice? You can read the tutorial for that little dresser here https://www.diybeautify.com/2015/03/dresser-upcycle-with-labeled-drawers.html. I have a coffee table that I used wax on but my children have really scratched it (not in a pretty way). Would love your opinion! Wax? 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,377. Hi CindyIn the past I've used the clear coat protection but in time, the piece ended up yellowing.I have a cabinet I just finished painting with chalky paint that I need to seal. Thank you so much!!! While I have not done it, I've read that you can add paint to your wax. We wanted to know what, if any, the differences are. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint on my kitchen cabinets a couple years ago. They are what grab the dark wax and give depth to the paint. It sounds like you have some exciting projects ahead of you! To prevent a color change on your furniture, apply clear wax, and plenty of it. Please respect the effort I've put into my blog and I will do the same for you...Thank You! 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