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How to wax furniture with Soft Wax by Annie Sloan

By February 25, 2014 4 Comments

We get questions all the time about painting and waxing using Annie Sloan’s line of products.  In today’s video, Eco Chic’s very own Maria Bosak shows you step by step how easy it is to wax your project after you’ve painted it with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan.  Check it out!

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I’ve got wax under my fingernails,

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  • Lori Ecker says:

    Thanks for the video! I have just recently started using Annie Sloan paint and soft wax and I am SO in LOVE! I have been using a rag to apply the wax and I am wondering if you can wash those rags when you’re done?

    • Laura says:

      Hi Lori,
      You *could* wash them, but we recommend tossing the rags after waxing. We wouldn’t want you to get any wax build-up in your washing machine.

  • Monique says:

    Hi. Thanks for the wax tutorial. However you didn’t address how to apply the wax on upholstery. I have painted the fabric part of my dining room chairs which are a barrel style. There’s a lot of fabric and a teeny amount of wood. The paint looks great but when I tried to wax I got very uneven coverage. Some areas are shinny, some are dull and others almost appear to have the original color showing through. Which is surprising as there are 3 coats of paint and there was no color showing through prior to waxing. I used a regular paint brush to apply the wax. I didn’t glob it on but wasn’t stingy either. I’ve gone back over the dull bits but they’ve stayed dull. Any thoughts or suggestions for the remaining chairs?

    • Almarhum says:

      HI,Thank you for your comments on my ladrnuy room….about chalk paint and your kitchen…..the paint itself will not hold up! It has to be waxed. I just did my kitchen table ( pics to come) and it has wiped up really great so far it has with stood my 3 year old. I am just not a huge fan of the wax, if I put a cup on the table it leaves a ring. If I could do it again, I would still use chalk paint but possibly a different wax, however, if it is only your cupboards you would not have that problem!I hope this helps somewhat. Sorry I left a comment I couldn’t find your email address!!BrookeStart at homePS I love your blog I will follow on my way out!

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