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Working with Dark Wax

Bringing depth to rich colours and texture is easy using Annie Sloan Dark Wax and Chalk Paint®.

  1. This is best achieved when Chalk Paint® is a little thick so don't add water to the paint. You may need to leave the paint pot open for a short time to make it thicken a little.

  2. Apply Chalk Paint®, moving the brush in different directions to create texture.

  3. Now it is painted and dry, tackle the waxing a section at a time. First apply Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax allowing it to absorb into the paint so the surface seems 'dry' to the touch.

  4. Now apply Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax rubbing every which way so the Dark Soft Wax seeks out all the crevices and texture of the painted surface.

  5. Leave to absorb for a minute or so then wipe off the excess with a clean cloth.

  6. The Dark Soft Wax should now be apparent filling the grooves and ruts in the paint work. To clean the paint, gently wipe with Clear Soft Wax.

    Want to know more? Each Annie Sloan Stockist can offer you workshops and practical advice on these and other techniques from the Annie Sloan Method.


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