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How to Paint Furniture Antique?

Historical Furniture / October 15, 2021

Chalk paint lacks a sealer that most paint has and, therefore, requires a wax to seal the color and keep water or other debris from getting in the finish. First, make sure that the paint is completely dry.

You need to use a separate brush for applying wax. Several types of brushes specific to wax application are available; they usually have a slightly rounded tip and are a bit heavier in the handle. These brushes are somewhat expensive, but the good news is that you can use the same brush multiple times to apply wax; however, once you’ve used a brush for wax, you cannot use it for painting.

Purchase your wax when you purchase your paint. For this piece, clear wax is being used.

Apply the wax generously in small sections at a time. Use the shop towels to wipe off the excess wax as you go. For this piece, for example, wax one of the outer legs and wipe off the excess wax, wax the other outer leg and wipe off the excess wax, wax the inner legs one at a time and wipe off the excess, and so on.