Can you distress after waxing?
Besides, do you distress before or after waxing?
There are two different schools of thought of whether to wax before distressing (and after) or to distress first, then wax. Annie Sloan herself recommends applying at least one layer of wax first before distressing because the paint is very chalky and can produce a lot of dust when sanding.
Similarly, how long do I wait to wax after chalk painting? While I've heard it advised to wait 24 hours and to add your clear wax before distressing, I pretty much get after it as soon as the paint is dry to the touch.
Regarding this, can you sand after waxing?
Sanding After Waxing If you sand after you have applied your chalk-style paint and wax – you are sanding through two layers which is physically demanding. Â People who sand after waxing feel it makes it more difficult for them to take too much off – it gives them more control.
Can you leave chalk paint unsealed?
Use what works best for you and suits your piece. Most chalk paint brands say you can choose to leave it unsealed too, but I don't recommend it. Chalk paint is very porous and will pick up stains and look a mess in no time if you don't seal it with something.