Annie Sloan and Soft Clear Wax work fantastically together. We generally wax everything we paint for protection and to give a beautiful mellow matt finish. We find thin coats applied with a brush work best for us, but you can use rags or whatever works best for you. Work the wax into the surface a bit like how you would apply balm to your skin. One question we get asked a lot is ‘How much Wax do I apply after painting?’ The answer is ‘not a lot!’ We put on a thin layer of wax, just about enough so you see a slight colour change, then rub off any excess as well. A simple test if you’re unsure is to run your finger across the surface after waxing – if you can see ‘tide’ marks (like in the picture) then that’s too much – wipe some off. A 500ml tin of Wax goes a long way!
And did you know you can mix Clear and Dark Wax together to make your own Mid-Tone Wax, I do this a lot and it’s great on bare wood (see pics), I find it also works especially well on old scaffold boards! Not only that but you can also mix Clear Wax with the paint to create coloured wax! Have an experiment and see what you can do.
Smaller orders sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Post – Larger orders sent via Parcelforce 24 hour service (normally Next Day) delivery on orders placed before 3.00pm (Mon – Fri only) . Orders placed after 3pm on Friday or Saturday and Sunday will be sent out on Monday to be delivered on Tuesday. Leave a mobile phone number with your online order to receive text alerts to let you know when your parcel is due to arrive. (*Next day delivery cannot be guaranteed and some postcodes may incur a surcharge) – we also offer a Saturday delivery but they cost a lot more (£8 more), you will need to call the shop on 01732 453221 if you want to arrange this.
Please be aware that colours may look different on your computer screen, we advise using a hand painted colour card for a true representation.
Don’t forget to add Annie Sloan Clear Wax to your order to get that beautiful finish on your furniture.
(*Next day delivery cannot be guaranteed and some postcodes may incur a surcharge)